Set upon a landscaped podium and flanked by Japanese Cherry trees, the new LEED Gold headquarters of Canon Canada communicates Canon’s brand values of clarity, precision and technological elegance. The four-storey primary volume, wrapped in a silvery-white curtain-wall with vertical fins of fritted glass, appears to float above its recessed base of black granite. Interiors balance privacy and collegiality in an open and serene environment of natural light, colours and materials, which support Canon staff in doing their best individual and collaborative work. Ergonomic furniture, interior plantings, individually-controlled lighting and low-VOC materials further enhance staff well-being. Offices are oriented around a bright and airy central atrium, where daylight gently washes over travertine floors, maple-plank ceilings and tranquil rock gardens. Expansive outdoor terraces are shaded by maple trees and overlook a naturalized stormwater pond.