(This story is sponsored Pavilion Cowork.)
Pavilion Cowork provides premium shared office space, which is designed for professionals. This year, the company was voted Best Startup in the Straight’s Best of Vancouver Readers’ Choice Awards.
The concept of creating exceptional spaces intended for professionals is what shaped Pavilion Cowork, the city’s newest office space provider. The Vancouver-based company’s first location at 22 East 5th Avenue, in the heart of Mount Pleasant, is already creating a buzz since opening in September.
“Local companies who are starting or growing their businesses have responded enthusiastically to Pavilion,” says managing director Yosh Kasahara. “For us to win Best Startup is exciting because as we progress on our journey as a company, we are helping other companies to grow as well.”
Pavilion Cowork is making it possible for smaller ventures of all kinds to have their own head office in an upscale space with stunning modern design. With inspiration taken from boutique hotels from London and New York, the space feels like nowhere else in the city.
“Our intent with Pavilion is to be able to offer businesses of all sizes, scales, and industries the opportunity to have their own headquarters, a space they feel proud to bring their clients,” says Kasahara. “We hear about big firms like Google or Apple having their own unique headquarters, but we said, ‘Wouldn’t it be amazing if an engineering firm with two partners or an accounting group or design firm with say, 10 people, could have an HQ of their own—an upscale, professional space that supports their brand and growth?’”
The one-of-a-kind coworking space has everything that modern professionals need: lockable, private offices for three to nine people; secure, private high-speed Internet connections; access to meeting rooms with integrated tech for video conferencing; and superior soundproofing for privacy and confidentiality. There’s also a common lounge space situated away from the offices, where members can meet with each other or clients in more relaxed surroundings.