On April 2nd of this year our company, which was bursting at the seams in our office space, moved into a fantastic new building that will accommodate our growing team and expanding vision. Except the space isn’t new at all.
The new thirdstream headquarters was built in 1906, its grand Queen Anne Revival architecture featuring a steeply pitched gabled hip roof, dormers and stacked bay windows. Much of its original interior remains, with hardwood floors, lath and plaster walls and stained glass windows that have more than a century’s worth of stories to tell. Aside from its beautiful aesthetics and sunlit splendour, our new thirdstream home has a striking historical resonance for us. Its original owner was Charles George Kilmer Nourse, who relocated to Lethbridge to become the manager of the city’s first Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in 1905. As a software development and design agency 100% dedicated to the financial services industry, we think that this is a pretty cool, if coincidental, connection. Another thing we like about the history of our new space is that it’s got a bit of a love story behind it. Nourse’s wife Josephine wasn’t too keen to make the journey from eastern Canada to make Lethbridge her new home. To persuade her – and their children – to join him, Nourse gave Josephine carte blanche to design her dream home. Design she did.
We love this #throwbackthursday image of the thirdstream headquarters. So much history. #TBT #3SHQ #Yql #lethbridge A photo posted by thirdstream (@thirdstream) on
Our much-anticipated journey into this building has been predictably exhausting, overwhelming and exciting. While we’re still in the process of settling in, we’re all feeling right ‘at home’ in our new – old – space. Check out some photos of our new digs. You’re also welcome to come by and see our new office - and us – in person any time.
Our CEO, Chris, hard at work during the recent renovations to our new building. #3SHQ A photo posted by thirdstream (@thirdstream) on
Big bright windows are one of the greatest things about the new thirdstream headquarters. #3SHQ A photo posted by thirdstream (@thirdstream) on