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AN OFFICE WE LOVE: McMillan ad agency’s impressive renovation is inspired by Mad Men

RENO BOSS: McMillan company president Gordon McMillan talks about how he, his staff, and Fraser went about creating the coolest office on the block. Photography by Marc Fowler

Mod Men (and Women): Inspired by the mid-century modern look and the television show Mad Men, McMillan ad agency undertakes a renovation that makes it even more fun to come to work. By Daniel Drolet. Photography by Peter Fritz and Marc Fowler.

This office was featured in the 2012 Interiors edition. See more photographs and read the full story in the print edition.

Stimulating the flow of creative juices was one of the goals of a major renovation at McMillan, an Ottawa ad agency that occupies 12,000 square feet over two floors of a heritage building at 541 Sussex Drive.

The redesign, which involved one of the two floors the company occupies, was inspired by the mid-century modern look and the television show Mad Men. The result is a space that is open and airy, a space that lends itself to people getting together to bounce ideas off one another.

The concept was developed by Serina Fraser of Clear Interior Designs. Company president Gordon McMillan talks about how he, his staff, and Fraser went about creating the coolest office on the block.

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