We aim to do good for our local and global culture, economy, and natural environment because sustainability is 3-pronged, interwoven, and far reaching. 

We aim to serve social justice and equity efforts by co-innovating solutions to the world's most pervasive issues, supporting activist efforts across industries, co-making space for marginalized communities, and amplifying voices struggling to be heard because there is much work to be done.

We aim to give every human safety, belonging, and love, because...humanity.  Full stop.


Our services.

Quick Shift™

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Spatial Audit

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Community Engagement

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Design Assist

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Our clients + collaborators.

Our clients + collaborators are those invested in doing the challenging, pioneering work of making this world a better place by sparking and creating a sustainable world.  Unafraid of informed risk-taking, they know that effective transformation requires conscious, empathic, and intentional leadership.

Clients we serve:

Design is universal, spanning clients and industries, and our work is no different.  We believe that 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, we pay attention to how things are built and work, then adapt these ideas to give the next challenge a fresh new solution. 

 

commercial + corporate office | co-working | Educational | Healthcare + Wellness | public library | Performing arts + theater | Retail | Science + Tech | small business

Construction industry partners:

We are experienced in all phases of the architectural design process and collaborate with firms and contractors on customized Design Assist packages for public projects around the globe.

 

full scope interior design services | community engagement services

Small business owners:

We have built our business from the ground up and understand that sometimes (all the times?!?) you get a little too close to see around obstacles that come at you fast and furious.  Our Quick Shift ™ Sessions combine design-based tactics and business development to help you solve issues faster.

full scope interior design services | empathic visioning services


Our projects.

With a background in architectural design, a passion for studying cultural systems and human psychology, and a desire to tell great stories, our projects range in scope, size, and type.  Whether your space is a 10,000sqft building, a 6-week digital course, or a new product for market, we've got you covered.

Spatial projects we have done:

physical spaces

We create physical experiences for social connection, education, and support.  These could be traditional brick+mortar spaces (long-term leased or owned) or temporary pop-up experiences (conferences, workshops, targeted mobile services, festivals, product launches, etc.)

digital spaces

We help clients with their digital service space experiences (worksheets, manuals, pitches, and presentation slide decks) that communicate mission and service offerings across platforms.

product spaces

We consult on products prior to going to market (prototyping workshops, user testing strategy, and customer journey maps) to hone in on user logistics, product impact, and ripple effect.


Our team.

 

We work with trusted and passionate folks deeply invested in contributing their expertise to creating change in the world.  Each team is handpicked to uniquely serve the needs of the current project.

Experts on call:

cultural strategists | change management facilitators | design strategists | horticultural designers | agriculture consultants | service designers | architects | urban planners | marketing consultants | health/wellness consultants | Educational/learning strategists


Praise for our work.

Understanding specific challenges with limited context, strategic direction, and how to design a tool that improves the whole community - these are rare skills, and ones that Valerie displayed throughout our work together.
— JD Godchaux, Executive Director, NiJeL.org
 
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
 
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.