Tag Archive: ID Studios

  1. DTZ Office Transformation

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    ID Studios helped transform DTZ's San Diego office spaceDTZ, 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.”

    -Dan Broderick
    Regional Managing Principal

    We loved being a part of DTZ’s San Diego transformation. See pictures of their space on our website, on Officesnapshots.

  2. ID Studios at the Calibre Awards

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    17337441106_c0e0628d32The 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.

    This year we selected Arrowhead General Insurance Agency as the project that most closely fit the high standards of the award committee. The nominated team included the general contractor, Dempsey Construction, furniture solution specialist BKM Officeworks and the client, Arrowhead.

    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!

  3. Red, White and Blue

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    Everyone is all about the Red, White and Blue today at ID Studios!

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  4. Summer Concerts on the Cove

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    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!

    2013 summer concert series

  5. NeoCon 2013

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    Amy and Andrew went to NeoCon this year thanks to bkm Officeworks! They were inspired by all of the things they saw in Chicago, where the weather was beautiful and they had a lot of fun too!

    ere is Andrew testing out one of the dozens of cutting edge, designer chairs showcased at the event before he suggests one to our clients!

    ere is Andrew testing out one of the dozens of cutting edge, designer chairs showcased at the event before he suggests one to our clients!

    Here is Andrew testing out one of the dozens of cutting edge, designer chairs showcased at the event before he suggests one to our clients!

     

    And here is Amy checking out the innovative technology integrated into this chair!

    And here is Amy checking out the innovative technology integrated into this chair!

    And here is Amy checking out the innovative technology integrated into this chair!

  6. ID Studios, Inc. Wins Best Craftsmanship Award at IIDA Fashion Show

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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.

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    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!”

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    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.

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    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.

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    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?

  7. Construction Complete on Swinerton Builders San Diego Office

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    IMG_36Construction 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.

    Visit and Like our Facebook Page to see more pictures of this project.