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 which can be 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 custom made for your project needs. 

Some of our featured projects:


Short-term project assists

We understand that sometimes you simply need an extra pair of eyes (and drafting hands!) If you are an Architectural firm that needs an experienced teammate to push through a deadline or take on an isolated package deliverable OR a Developer who wants to transform an existing or new space and needs a trusted Design Professional, we provide a la carte services for all phases of the design process.

 
  • SITE SURVEY

  • prograMMING

  • design strategy

  • test fit

  • spaceplanning

  • presentation design

  • concept developmenT

  • schematic design

  • design development

  • construction documents

  • construction admin

  • interior ffe PACKAGES

  • environmental graphics

  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

 

Design is universal and no industry is an island - meaning the established, everyday process for doing something in one industry is the next radical, innovative process in another. 

With each new client and project types, we pay attention to operations and building standards and then adapt these ideas to give the next challenge a fresh new solution.

 

Health + Wellness

Civic + Cultural

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

  • Urology Department (ny presbyterian)

  • Epidemiology Interior Fit-out (ny presbyterian)

  • Escalator Infill (ny presbyterian)

  • Emergency and Dietary Overbuild (Northwell)

  • Co-Generator Energy Center (northwell)

  • Corridor Renovations (northwell)

  • Signage Template/Package, hospital standard (northwell)

w/ Bergen Street Studio

  • Chelsea Clinic Relocation (ny presbyterian)

  • McKeen Kitchen + Dining Renovation (ny presbyterian)

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

 

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

Commercial + Corporate

  • vertical co-working space

w/ Watson + Associates

  • multiple fortune 500 client office renovations (confidential)

  • bedford stuyvesant restoration corporation

  • robin hood office renovations

 

Residential + Multi-use

 
  • The Boysen House, South Seattle single family home

w/ Terrence O’Neal Architects

  • 87th street dasny mental health residential facility

  • 199th street dasny mental health residential facility

  • 217th street dasny mental health residential facility

  • Carpenter HVAC dasny mental health residential facility

  • Carpenter ROOF dasny mental health residential facility

w/ Bergen Street Studios

  • Multiple confidential Brownstone Renovations (brooklyn, ny)

  • Multiple confidential Developer apartment Units (brooklyn, ny)

w/ Richard Cook + Associates

  • Historic Front Street, South Street Seaport

 

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, juliaweems.com