DTZ, a global leader in commercial real estate, needed to re-think its space in order to support its evolving business and strategy. The challenge was how to create vibrant space that served clients, a diverse work force, and an exciting place to work in a traditional Class A office building. The utilization of multi-function space, open and collaborate furniture systems, promotes a culture driven by collaboration, energy, and ideas.
Transparency, new amenities, activated space, and graduated zones that range from complete privacy to shared work spaces now provide DTZ associates a great place to work and meet with clients.
The entire team shared in that vision and project goals and worked with DTZ from start-to-finish in order to achieve a truly remarkable space for both their clients and employees.
“Our goal with this project was to re-energize our culture and enhance how we work through space design. With the help of a fantastic design-build team, we not only achieved our goals, but also created a more efficient use of space that our people are excited to work in, and by driving more collaboration, allow us to better serve our clients.”
The Calibre Awards, put on annually by the IIDA SoCal Chapter, recognizes and honors the excellent work of project teams that have exceeded the expectations of our profession to bring interior design to life. The Calibre Awards honor the true meaning of collaboration for projects that exhibit a high level of teamwork and stunning design.
Thank you to the ladies in our office who represented ID Studios (Left to right: Jennie, Jill, Mary, Megan and Maegen. Not pictured: Lori and Annie) and of course to the project teams for having a hand in creating such great projects!
One nice thing about Summer in Solana Beach is the Summer Concerts on the Cove that takes place right outside our back door at Fletcher Cove Park. It’s nice to end the day out on the back patio listening to local bands serenade the sunset!
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On March 14, 2013 the Southern California chapter of the IIDA held its annual Haute Couture fashion show where interior design firms are paired with architectural manufacturers. For this special night, interior designers become fashion designers where fashions are created using materials gathered exclusively from their sponsor’s product lines and the fabric they collect at the pre-event Fabric Grab.
Sketches by Lesley at ID Studios
The IIDA has this to say about this year’s event. “This year the talented design community of San Diego is being tasked with creating a musically themed outfit using the inspiration, ‘We are the music makers… We are the dreamers of DREAMS’. Each year the outfits get more stunning, more creative and more mind-blowing. This is an event that truly proves that the San Diego Design Community is second to none!”
ID Studios hard at work prepping for the 2013 IIDA Fashion Show. Photo by ID Studios.
ID Studios was lucky to be paired with DesignTex (designers of fabrics for upholstery and furnishing of commercial and institutional interiors) and Coalesse (premium furnishings brand that delivers progressive live/work solutions). They each provided an abundance of materials to choose from.
Going with the music theme, ID Studios decided to base their creation around the instantly recognizable rock legend KISS who are known to play up the visual side of rock with their iconic costumes, make-up and inspirational fashion. Taking on a more “fashionista” version of the male only band, sketches and inspiration picture centered on angular, edgy design studded with furniture hardware.
Jill and Megan doing initial measurements for the gown. Photos by ID Studios.
The process included everyone at ID Studios, designers and support staff alike. Even interns were included. Beautiful fabrics, usually meant for furnishings, were supplied by DesignTex and the talented staff of ID Studios re-interpreted them into a dark gray gown, perfect for embellishing. Sticking with the edgy rock theme, hardware was provided by Coallese. Screws, chair glides, a spool of zipper, deconstructed buttons and grommets were favorites for creating the stunning, studded look. “Wings” were added using upholstery vinyl and the edges finished with zipper.
The end result was a dramatic avant-garde gown complete with studded “wings” that highlight the various types of upholstery fabric and hardware provided by the sponsors. The judges agreed and awarded ID Studios with the “Best Craftsmanship” award; one of only four awards handed out that night out of the dozens of entries.
ID Studios Creation won Best Craftsmanship in the 2013 IIDA Fashion Show. Photo via IIDA Fashion Show Facebook page
The only question now is how will they top it next year?
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Construction is complete on Swinerton Builders office project. ID Studios provided Tenant Improvement Design and Construction Documentation and Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment for approximately 24,000 s.f. of corporate office space.
The new regional offices include 18’open beam ceilings, open and closed office solutions, the addition of a new entry tower and a new entertainment/break room which connects to an upgraded employee patio via rolling garage doors. Additional features include a prominent boardroom canopy, branding wall, and BIM room. A modern aesthetic was integrated with LEED-focused raw materials.
The ID Studios Team includes Deborah P. Elliott, Steven Davis, Andrew Fordham, and Jill Russell. The Contractor is Swinerton Builders, Mechanical and Electrical Engineer is EXP, Structural Engineer is GSSI Engineers and Landscape Architect is McCullough Landscape Architecture, Inc.
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