McKinley Burkart was approached in 2002 by M-Tech (now Hitachi) to design a head office for their growing internet security software company. The firm challenged us to redefine the office building typology to create a vibrant and inspiring work place for their staff. Our numerous accolades on the project- including the Prairie Design Award of Excellence – tell us that we succeeded. Situated on a busy thoroughfare at the edge of downtown Calgary, the M-Tech building creates an image of quality, precision and technological competence through the organization of both communal spaces for discussion and exchange and personal spaces for focused thought and invention.