The Process


Being a fun place to work by being supportive, free of politics, team-oriented, laughter filled and friendly.

Not taking on a project that we know is not appropriate for us.

Always seeking to work with exciting Clients, who challenge us, who we can learn from and with whom we enjoy associating.

OVERVIEW

We believe that excellence in Workplace Design is all about People. As Interior Designers our job is to understand how People work so we can design and build a workplace that supports them.

Our scope of services takes responsibility for all the tasks and people involved in completing every project.



PHASE 1: PROGRAMMING

Where we begin

Through interviews, surveys and observation we develop an understanding of your company and the project at hand. There is a need for us to understand how your company works, how work gets done and how your staff interact with each other. An inventory of any existing furniture, furnishings and equipment that is intended for re-use is completed.

Every project is different and it is therefor important for us to establish your expectations of the project and work to be completed.

The Deliverable: A Needs Analysis



PHASE 2: PLANNING

Mapping a Solution

A space plan is produced that addresses all of the concerns and objectives expressed during the programming phase. The space plan is revised until everyone is satisfied that it is the right solution. At this time we also produce a budget that reflects your expectations of the design, finishes and materials that will be used in your project. We further produce a project schedule that outlines the time frames and milestones dates for successfully delivering your project on time.

The Deliverables: A Space Plan, Budget and Project Schedule

PHASE 3: DESIGN



Developing an Image

During this phase we develop a design concept that reflects the image of your company and what you want to project to your Clients and Employees. It is a process of presenting finishes, materials and details that in the end capture the vision you have for your offices.

The Deliverables: A Design Concept

PHASE 4: CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION



Drawings to Communicate With

The Construction Documentation consists of a series of drawings, specifications and detailed instructions that allow a General Contractor to accurately price the work to be completed. We also co-ordinate the services of the Mechanical & Electrical Engineer who’s drawing are required to complete the package that is needed to receive a Building Permit.

The Deliverables: A Set of Construction Drawings



PHASE 5: CONSTRUCTION COORDINATION

Making Sure it gets Done Right

During this critical phase we conduct weekly site meetings of all involved in completing the project to ensure the project stays on schedule and that everything is done according to the drawings.

Administration consumes a lot of efforts during this phase as we handle change orders, process the invoices from all the vendors, secure the building permit, co-ordinate with the Landlord and deal with all the other vendors needed to complete the project.

The Deliverables: Site Meetings and Administrative Services