Office Buildings

The AES team has extensive experience with the electrical and lighting design for office buildings. AES has completed over 1,100 office-related projects ranging from new building developments to base building upgrades and tenant improvements. We work closely with property managers, owners, architects, developers, and tenants asking the right questions to understand the objectives of a project before developing electrical, lighting, and information and communication technology solutions that complement architectural designs, delight tenants, and meet or exceed building codes and sustainability guidelines.


Featured Projects

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745 Thurlow Office Tower


980 Howe Manulife Tower

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Mountain Equipment Co-op Corporate Office


Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers Corporate Office


Base Building Upgrades

As building electrical systems typically have a nominal lifetime of 25 to 35 years, many of the building systems in Western Canadian office towers are reaching the end of their useful life cycle. While having electrical equipment approach the end of its useful life does not necessarily mean that the equipment will fail, it can mean that reliability will begin to decrease. Since shutting down a full or partial office tower due to equipment failure is not an option in today’s fast paced business environment, having an asset management plan in place to carry out maintenance and upgrade work reduces the risk of affecting the operations of the tenants. AES has worked closely with building owners and operators to carry out such maintenance and upgrade projects to help their operations continue to run smoothly. 

Fire Alarm and Life Safety System Upgrade Projects:

21 Water Street, Vancouver, BC
200 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
333 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC
885 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, BC
999 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC
Manor House, North Vancouver, BC
St. Andrew Place, North Vancouver, BC

High Voltage Equipment and Unit Substation Assessment and Replacement Projects:

BC Hydro Surrey Building Service Replacement, Surrey, BC
BCIT Burnaby Campus Substation L Project Directive Preparation Project, Burnaby, BC
Brian Canfield Electrical Distribution Assessment and Upgrades, Burnaby, BC
Burrard Building Substation Replacement, Vancouver, BC
Pacific Center Switchboard Replacements, Vancouver, BC
SkyTrain Substation replacement for Metrotown Station, Burnaby, BC

Elevator Modernization Projects:

Fortis BC Building, Vancouver, BC
York Gardens, Vancouver, BC

New Office Tower

AES has collaborated with developers and multi-disciplinary engineering and architectural teams to breathe life into the modern towers that grace the skylines of some of Western Canada’s biggest cities. While rarely linear, the road from concept to occupancy is one that we know well. From collaborating with architects during concept development, adding value to the permitting process, to administering construction contracts – AES strives to be a trusted team member and advisor throughout a project. Bringing a depth of knowledge in emerging technologies such as LED light sources, advanced lighting controls, photovoltaic (PV) systems, daylight and light sensors, and progressive building control systems, AES has become an industry leader in incorporating the latest technology into our designs while meeting or, in some cases, exceeding the various applicable building codes. 

Mixed-Use Projects:

Vancouver Post Office Redevelopment, Vancouver, BC
Capital Park Mixed-Use Development, Victoria,BC
The Shipyards, North Vancouver, BC

Office Tower Projects:

200 Granville, Vancouver, BC
725 Granville, Vancouver, BC
885 West Georgia, Vancouver, BC
1090 West Pender Street Development, Vancouver, BC
1515 Douglas, Victoria, BC
The Atrium, Victoria, BC
Vancouver Centre II, Vancouver, BC

Corporate Office Projects:

Avigilon Head Office 555 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
bcIMC Headquarters, Victoria, BC
Metro Vancouver Head Office MetroTower 3, Burnaby, BC
Pacific Blue Cross, Burnaby, BC
SAP Canada, Vancouver, BC
Seaspan Head Office, North Vancouver, BC

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