Our one-of-a-kind design concepts begin with a written concept statement and visual storyboard aimed to illustrate the themes, motifs and aesthetics that we envision for your space. This will act as a jump off point to discuss our vision for your project and once approved, this information will serve as a guide and inspiration for future design decisions throughout the project.
Whether we are starting with a space that has never been fit-up, or renovating an existing space, we will put our space planning expertise to work to ensure that your space flows logically and efficiently. We use process engineering techniques to optimize the movement of people and goods through your space, and support such movement with the appropriate placement of equipment, furniture and architectural elements, while ensure that we are adhering to applicable building codes.
Working backwards from the preliminary budget, and pricing the project incrementally as the level of detail increases, helps us ensure that funds are allocated in ways that will have the biggest impact.
Construction + Permit Drawings
We co-ordinate our designs with the necessary architectural, engineering and specialized professionals, to create a set of drawings that can be used for estimating, bidding, to apply for building permits and ultimately to build the space.
Architectural Finishes + Fixtures
The design drawing package will include specifications and installation details as needed, for construction finishes and fixtures throughout the space, from baseboards to flooring to wall and ceiling finishes.
Lighting Design + Fixture Selection
Modern lighting design is highly nuanced due to the plethora of options on the market today. Considerations to address in lighting design include the function (general ambient, task, feature), placement, and installation methods. Additionally, each fixture typically needs to be specified in terms of light sources, output, voltage, colour temperature, and finishes for both the shades/lenses and fixture body. We design detailed lighting layouts that add drama to our designs, and supply the required lighting fixtures to ensure order accuracy while minding the budget.
Our collaborative approach, combined with our industrial design knowledge, millwork shop experience enables us to skillfully illustrate schematics for the fabrication of custom elements, including cabinetry, furniture, light fixtures and more. In some cases we have others fabricate what we have designed, and in some cases we prefer to get our hands dirty and create it ourselves.
Signage + Branding
We partner with fabricators and graphic design specialists to develop signage and branding elements that will get noticed. Branding elements in the past have included custom wallpaper with a company’s logo on it, window decals and more.
We either select and supply specific items, or give you a sense of what will work and let you source, price and procure these items on your own.
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