M Moser’s office design for Zynga leads with an inviting, fully branded reception area, including comfortable seating for guests and employees.

Utilising purposeful design to drive the next evolution of the workplace

Zynga, Toronto

Our office design for Zynga’s newly renovated Toronto headquarters is a vibrant representation of creativity and innovation. For this global leader in interactive entertainment, our design team, workplace strategists and brand consultants set out to deploy an energetic, brand-led office upgrade supportive of evolving business and employee needs. Equally important, this new space caters to Zynga’s connected, hybrid workplace strategy, placing individual and team flexibility at the centre. Designed to engage, enlighten and encourage employees to be their best selves, the environment emulates the magnitude of fun, excitement and collaboration that Zynga’s culture thrives upon.

At a glance

  1. Maximise existing conditions to suit a new hybrid work environment. Lead the renovation and design to deliver in-office and hybrid work solutions.
  2. Support work wherever it is done best utilising unique settings, modules, tools, technology and acoustic interventions.
  3. Inspire creativity through purposeful design to motivate, engage, entertain and instil relationship building.
  4. Update technology and test new settings alongside various ways of working that can adapt and flex to meet future change.
  5. Promote physical and psychological health, wellbeing and security within an inclusive environment that meets individualistic needs.
  6. Design appealing settings, experiences and key amenities to attract people back to the office and act as a recruitment driver.
Each colourful meeting room at Zynga’s office comes outfitted with technology to support hybrid work and the employee experience.
Open meeting area design at Zynga in Toronto features flexible and moveable furniture, comfortable seating and large tv screens for remote dial-in for hybrid employees.

Transforming to meet the new world of work

Zynga’s new office space is located within Toronto’s historical CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) building. Besides recognising the need for adaptive solutions, we worked to maximise the existing build-out and rework the open office area to suit a new hybrid work model and strengthen environmental and financial sustainability. Furthermore, M Moser’s on-site due diligence verified all as-built conditions of the space, documenting what would be salvaged and repurposed.

Throughout this office design for Zynga, we focused our strategy on changes to IT infrastructure, furniture, equipment and AV while using Zynga’s playful brand to completely reimagine the space. In addition, our team led multiple design visioning, needs analysis and programming + planning workshops. These studies aided in clarifying, documenting and qualifying the company’s vision for its brand, culture and workplace.

Various collaboration zones at Zynga represent different workstyles to support the hybrid workday and agile workflow while inspiring engagement and teamwork.
A colourful boardroom to provide stimulation for innovating teams and is set up with acoustic noise control, whiteboards for brainstorming and planning and connective technology.
Supportive work zones to encourage however work is done best through utilising unique settings, tools and technology.

A connected workplace strategy

Furthermore, to address this transformative era of work for Zynga, we employed our Behavior Based Design approach. By elevating our understanding of Zynga’s people, we were able to focus on connecting employee behaviours with what would enable a team’s best work in hybrid mode.

Adjustable work settings have been fundamental for Zynga as a collaborative business tool for their various meeting styles. The new space features updated AV technology for virtual meeting connectivity and a flexible mix of collaboration areas, meeting rooms and phonebooth-style spaces for individual work. Moreover, as the next evolution of Zynga’s workplace, this fusion of traditional and collaborative spaces encourages hybridisation and mobility.

Each area of Zynga’s office space is a vibrant display of its brand, including colourful meeting rooms and neon signage.
Our office design for Zynga provides unique private and collaborative work settings that all support a hybrid work model and agile workflow, including acoustically sound private meeting pods for virtual meetings.
Large team collaboration area featuring moveable furniture to support various meeting styles within different groups and teams and a ping pong table activity space.

Building culture through design, branding and wayfinding

This multi-floor space has a communal booth wall featuring worksurface space beneath beautiful colour-blocked archways. A reception area communicates Zynga’s playful branding and the Toronto skyline, while bold, positive colour schemes coupled with accent lighting bring stimulus to the meeting rooms. Personalised elements and local art are flexed throughout our office design for Zynga, connecting team members to their work environment. From the reception area and elevator lobby to the gaming space, open collaboration areas and quiet spaces for heads-down work, an uplifting brand experience is ever-present. The materiality elements chosen for this space allow for pronunciation and harmony. Each element, from furniture to fixtures, work cohesively together for a visually stimulating yet comforting atmosphere.

A colourful corridor at Zynga’s office in Toronto featuring branded graphics and wayfinding for employees and visitors.
Stylish booth seating in one of Zynga’s office spaces gives employees the opportunity for heads-down work or casual meeting settings.
Each meeting room at Zynga is designed to support different meeting styles and connect to remote and hybrid employees through technology and booking systems.
A welcoming reception area at Zynga featuring the artwork of the Toronto skyline behind a comfortable seating area.

Embracing the hybrid model for a progressive employee experience

Zynga’s playful brand carries throughout its headquarters. This entirely open-plan, hybrid-friendly office is an embodiment of the next evolution of Zynga’s workplace – a space that puts its people first. While there is never a dull moment, this dynamic design emphasises that creativity comes in all shapes and forms. Additionally, it demonstrates how bringing its employees and clients even closer continues to strengthen the brand’s unique place in the industry.

Status

Completed

Completion date

2021

Location

Toronto

Area

22,697 sq ft

Photographer

Gillian Jackson

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