August was an extremely exciting month here at MaxHire as we moved our offices to the 100-block of East Cordova Street and into a building that won the 2011 Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Award in Architecture. The historic building that was originally designed as a stable for carriages and horses has now been adapted for contemporary office use and we hope that this exciting and innovative space will help us attract the city’s top talent.
“We believe that in order to develop the best recruiting software possible we have to hire the best developers that we can,” comments CEO, Peter Blitz. “The open concept, collaborative set up of our new office is intended to draw in the city’s top programmers so we can continually improve MaxHire and meet our customers’ growing needs.”
The Cordova Street Stables were built in 1902 and have a very rich history having housed the Vancouver Police Department’s Mounted Squad’s horses in 1908. After being used for various industrial purposes, the building fell into a state of disrepair until it was recently resurrected to its former glory as a heritage building with its original exposed brick walls and heavy timber supports that allow the 2nd and 3rd floors to be suspended from the ceiling instead of having columns on the first floor to support the upper floors.
We added large glass offices and set up open-plan areas to preserve the natural beauty of the building and allow natural light to flow from end to end. The meeting areas on each floor encourage team-work and collaboration while the decorative horse murals on each floor speak to the building’s past.
With a rebuild of MaxHire on the horizon, we are confident that our new office at The Stables is a unique and inventive workspace that will appeal to a large pool of talented developers.
Our new address is:
110 E. Cordova Street