Rice Development


Red Studio worked closely with the Rice Development team to plan their corporate headquarters on an environmentally protected site in Brampton, Ontario. Many options for site development were reviewed with a final design direction established for a two building corporate campus. The larger of the two buildings, a 10,000sf single storey office became Rice Development’s corporate headquarters, with a second 5,000sf single storey building designed and constructed as a flexible leasable office space.

Many environmental strategies were incorporated into the design of Rice Development’s Office, such as: minimal use of finishes, landscape bio-swales to capture and filter rain water, absorptive landscape materials, energy efficient lighting and building systems, materials with high-recycled content and rapidly renewable resources. Wellness initiatives include: natural daylighting, operable windows, an innovative mechanical strategy to increase occupant comfort, access to outdoor terraces and sweeping views to the surrounding wooded area.

The design inspiration for this project was its magnificent setting,
an environmentally protected site in Brampton. Daylighting and views to the surrounding natural setting were priorities in creating a new, corporate head office for this family-owned company whose commitment to their team is reflected in the new space.