Axiom Zen & Dapper Labs at 565 Great Northern Way

Vancouver, BC • 24,000 square feet

When the project commenced, Axiom Zen was looking for space in a newer building to accommodate their growing team of 100+ employees. They wanted to find a building with large floors, first-class amenities and a non-traditional vibe – in other words, fewer folks in suits and ties, more folks in hoodies and plaid shirts.  The final result is an innovative space with a colour palette that reflects their array of branded companies including unicorn Dapper Labs.


Written by Lindsay Carlson

Project Details

The team identified the building at 565 Great Northern Way as their preferred location, given its large floors, oversized gym, bike storage and roof deck and its proximity to downtown Vancouver. The space itself was transformed from a raw shell, to a vibrant layout providing meeting rooms, breakout spaces, a massive employee lounge and a private reading area.  The show stopper in the space is a custom designed mural that invokes the spirit of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”.

Project Partners

Construction: Fusion Projects

Designer: Mak Interiors

Mural: Tierney Milne

Completion: 2019

Photos provided by Dapper Labs

About the Author

Lindsay Carlson

Lindsay brings a unique perspective to Tech Office; after completing a BBA in Marketing and Finance, she held multiple roles in the banking and finance sector over a 15 year period. Early in her career she worked with Vancouver-based startups and tech companies, providing them with growth financing and other financial products. In her most recent role she spent 7 years at TD Bank in the National Real Estate Group, where she provided construction financing to top-tier developers of high-rise condo and mixed-use projects in Vancouver.

Originally from the Interior of British Columbia, Lindsay loves calling North Vancouver her home. Whether she’s on a road bike to Horseshoe Bay, out for a trail run on Grouse Mountain, or chasing her kids around Maplewood Farms, she’s always on the move. When she isn’t enjoying the outdoors, you can find her testing her hand at challenging recipes, sampling local restaurants or reading a new book.

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