Shared office spaces are becoming more and more popular in terms of modern ways of working. They bring people together regardless of their employer and offer an alternative venue to work, in addition to home offices and your usual place of employment.

253 Columbia is a legal office share space in Vancouver, Canada. 253 Columbia offers not only private workstations, meeting rooms and office services for legal professionals, but they also want to make their members feel like part of their like-minded community. We had a chat with 253 Columbia’s Founder James Struthers, who’s also the Founder and a Lawyer at Macushlaw, about why they chose Framery pods to be a part of their professional office services.

Framery pods provide the best balance of quality, style, size, features, and price for 253 Columbia.

“Framery pods provided the best balance of quality, style, size, features, and price for 253 Columbia. We did not have an unlimited budget, but we didn’t want to sacrifice quality for value, and the Framery O and Framery Q delivered,” says Struthers. He’s also happy that their community members have taken a liking towards the pods: “We are using the Framery O for confidential client calls and web conferences with our clients and organizations we volunteer our time with. The Framery Q pod is used for two-person meetings and the signing of legal documents with clients. All of the community members rave about the pods, and they’ve been a great talking point for us on web conferences.”

Versatile benefits to the community

We asked about the benefits that Framery pods provide to 235 Columbia’s working environment and the legal professionals using them. Struthers tells us that the minimalistic, Scandinavian design fits perfectly as a contrast to the rugged features of their commercial Heritage building office space. ”The quality of manufacturing makes the pods almost entirely soundproof which helps our community members satisfy their confidentiality obligations, and gives their clients peace of mind. The interior space of the Framery O is perfect for conference and web conferences, and the sleek interior space adds a touch of professionalism to the typical bedroom backdrop during COVID, and the Framery Q pod comfortably fits two occupants while maintaining social distancing requirements.

“2020 was a real challenge for all of us.”

Framery’s company values align with Columbia 253’s and the quality and aesthetics for cost value are unparalleled in the office pod industry.

“2020 was a real challenge for all of us”, Struthers tells. “But the pods helped our community members by making a lower-cost workspace available to lawyers with specific professional obligations which a typical shared office space just can’t provide. Without the pods, we wouldn’t be able to offer that to our community members, and the reduced stress of lower financial obligations without sacrificing professional obligations or professionalism has definitely been a comfort to us.”

”When we first got them, we didn’t want to work at our desks.”

The surprise factor, according to Struthers was that: “The pods are really, really comfortable and functional. Even the Framery O pod which appears small at first glance is a very roomy space for one-person calls. When we first got them, we didn’t want to work at our desks. We were in love when we saw the pods on Framery’s website, and we’re falling further with them in the space. Framery’s company values align with ours and the quality and aesthetics for cost value are unparalleled in the office pod industry. We would absolutely recommend them and look forward to a long relationship with Framery.”