Design Assist Services

Our Design Assist Services are flexible packages that cater to your unique needs and challenges at hand.  With a deep background in Architectural and Interior Design, we provide services at all phases of the design process enhanced by our Quick Shift™ strategy sessions, Spatial Audit™ observation days, and Community Engagement efforts.  We like to think of it as peace-of-mind for your unique project needs.

Do you have a project that could benefit from observational and people-focused analysis and insight? Let’s chat!

Featured projects:


Architects, Clients, and Developers

We understand that sometimes you simply need an extra pair of eyes (and drafting hands!) Whether you are an Architectural firm that needs an experienced teammate to push through a deadline, a Client who is embarking on community-driven spatial design, or a Developer who wants to transform a space with a trusted design professional, we provide a la carte services and package deliverables for all phases of the design process.

  • SITE Surveys

  • programming

  • design strategy

  • test fits

  • space-planning

  • presentations

  • concept development

  • schematic design

  • design development

  • construction documents

  • construction admin

  • interior ffe PACKAGES

  • environmental graphics




We believe effective design is universal and that no industry is an island - meaning the tried and true way of operating in one industry is the next radical, innovative process in another. 

With each new industry and project type, we pay attention to operations and building standards and then adapt these ideas to give the next challenge a fresh new solution. Here are a few of the industries and project types we have touched over the years.


Health + Wellness

w/ Swanke Hayden Connell Architects

Dolan Imaging Center (northwell)

Garden City Imaging Center (northwell)

Forest Hills OB Renovation (northwell)

Forest Hills MRI Unit Relocation (northwell)

Radiation Medicine Suite (westchester)

Smithtown Imaging Center (northwell)

w/ Atelier New York Architecture

Chelsea Clinic Relocation (ny presbyterian)

McKeen Kitchen + Dining Renovation (ny presbyterian)

w/ Perkins Eastman Architects

Co-Generator Energy Center (northwell)

Corridor Renovations (northwell)

Emergency and Dietary Overbuild (Northwell)

Epidemiology Interior Fit-out (ny presbyterian)

Escalator Infill (ny presbyterian)

Signage Template/Package, hospital standard (northwell)

Urology Department (ny presbyterian)

Retail + Hospitality

w/ Kramer Hutchison

arche soho retail storefront (nyc)

dkny city, multiple shop-in-shops (nyc)

donna karan, midtown flagship (nyc)

narcisco rodriguez, retail storefront (milan, italy)

waterworks, multiple shop-in-shops (nyc)

w/ Amanda Sullivan

Hotel Indigo, nyc location

Civic + Cultural

w/ LMN Architects

Columbia Theatre Performing Arts Center

City College of San Francisco Performing Arts Center

King Country International Airport Renovation

Washington State Convention Center Conversion

w/ MSS

Annapolis Library (annapolis, md)

Ballentine library (columbia, sc)

Blythewood library (columbia, sc)

Cooper library (columbia, sc)

Greenville Library (greenville, sc)

richland main library (columbia, sc)

Mesquite Library (las vegas, nv)

New Haven Library (new haven, ct)

The New Victory Theatre (new york, ny)

Northeast library (columbia, sc)

Sandhills library (columbia, sc)

Southeast library (columbia, sc)

St Andrews library (columbia, sc)

Wheatley library (columbia, sc)

w/ J Mandle Performance

feast: site-specific theatre set

Commercial + Corporate

vertical co-working space

w/ Watson + Associates

bedford stuyvesant restoration corporation

multiple fortune 500 client office renovations (confidential)

robin hood office renovations

Praise for our work

Chelsea Clinic Relocation: test fit and schematic design proposal “The Story Wall”

Chelsea Clinic Relocation: test fit and schematic design proposal “The Story Wall”

Having worked with Valerie on the Clinic Relocation project my experience has left me with nothing but appraisal for her work and managerial capabilities. She managed a diverse design team through tight deadlines and successfully delivered on all sectors of her responsibilities. Her down to earth character in combination with her passionate personal engagement with the project, influenced and inspired us to push through.
— Nikolaos Patsopoulos, INTRAKAT Constructions, S.A.
Valerie is a multi-talented creative, who not only finds solutions to design problems that arise during a project but also has the foresight to predict and avoid situations before they become issues.
— Julia Weems, Director Escuela Moda en IED Barcelona,