Salon & Spa Layouts
Methodology for a typical interiors project
Initial briefing with client�s key representative followed by meeting
with all stakeholders and subsequent information gathering sessions
with relevant groups and/or individuals.
Inventory completed of all existing furnishings, fixtures and equipment.
Discussion on preliminary budget. Consultations with internal information
systems and security personnel. Analysis of work flows and adjacencies;
required workstation standards, amenity and services areas.
Development of preliminary block plan presented for client feedback
and approval. Development of preliminary space plan. Analysis and
integration of building and fire code requirements. Further to client
feedback; development of subsequent revisions of the space plan
as required for final approval. Secure services, if required, of
electrical, mechanical and structural engineering disciplines.
Upon sign-off, finalize detailed design plan and specify furniture
and equipment requirements identifying new systems or components;
develop millwork drawings; select all materials, finishes, and determine
treatment for walls, flooring, windows, and ceilings. Finalize lighting
specifications. Confirm all voice & data requirements.
Review all local codes, regulations, by-laws and statutes applicable
to the design with authorities having jurisdiction in order that
the required consents, approvals, licenses and permits can be applied
for and obtained. Review all costs and make recommendations as to
any changes required to bring the project to within the approved
Prepare construction documents consisting of drawings and specifications
setting forth in detail the architectural, structural, mechanical
and electrical requirements, materials and such other elements as
may be appropriate for the construction of the project.
The design will be revised as such to remain within the approved
construction budget. Meetings with client representatives will be
scheduled as necessary to ensure that the requirements of both parties
are being met.
Contract Administration & Project Management Phase
Prepare the tender package (consisting of drawings, specifications,
tender/contract forms and instructions to tenderers), print, collate
and bind the required number of sets. During the tender period any
technical enquiries from prospective tenderers will be answered
and all addenda to the tender documents will be prepared and issued.
Ensure that all required permits are applied for and obtained.
All necessary field reviews and detailed inspections of the work
to be carried out, including inspections by structural, mechanical
and electrical engineers and site inspection reports to be prepared
accordingly. All shop drawings submitted in accordance with the
construction contract to be reviewed and any necessary changes or
alternatives to be recommended during construction for client review
Manage the contract administration process including site instructions,
change orders and certificates of payment. Coordinate the schedule
for delivery and installation of the work. A substantial performance
inspection will be carried out and a deficiency list prepared.
All letters of compliance will be obtained and schedule �C�s as
per the BC Building Code will be obtained at construction completion
as required for issuance of occupancy permit.
We believe that environment has a powerful impact on health, happiness
and well-being and that a supportive interior environment contributes
to both our mental and physical state. Our goal is to create solutions
influenced by the space and needs of people and to go beyond pure
function to provide space that will enhance the lives of its occupants.
Our intent is to develop well articulated and detailed design solutions
that respond to the reality of the project. We are not satisfied
in making an environment merely aesthetically pleasing but rather
looking beyond traditional responses and common place solutions
in addressing the fundamental questions of form, function, light,
movement and materials.
We believe it is our responsibility to design with a global perspective
and are perceptive to the implications of material choices avoiding
those that are harmful to the environment either in production,
preservation or disposal. In addition, we are committed to creating
sustainable design relative to intended life cycle.
Our interpretation of universal design extends beyond facilitating
access for all users regardless of ability or impairment; we strive
to provide public spaces that are efficient and intuitive to users'
We approach design as a collaborative unit. Although competent
in all areas of design we recognize, and utilize to our advantage,
the particular strengths and capabilities of each individual.
Collectively we have strengths in the areas of programming, conceptual
development, creativity, marketing and sales, graphics, theatrical
display and merchandising, space planning, technical drawings, detail
development, ergonomics, administration and organization, listening,
communication and site supervision. Aside from these technical skills
we count perseverance, resourcefulness and determination as our
We place considerable emphasis on communication, action and follow-through.
We value straight talk, collaboration, a consistency of effort and
doing whatever it takes to get the job done right.
Our team of registered facility and design professionals has accumulated
over eighty years of collective hands-on experience in the commercial,
institutional and retail sectors providing us with valuable insight
and understanding of the needs of users.
Our mission is to provide a comprehensive range of interior design,
project management and facility management services in a cost-effective
manner which demonstrate innovation, quality and commitment.
Our range of services includes lease and contract negotiation,
lease management, site selection, space programming, facilities
strategic planning, interior design, contract administration, product
specification, working drawings, move coordination, construction
and project management.
Relationships have been developed over the years with many suppliers
and vendors in the industry. We have worked with contractors, consultants,
architects, leasing brokers and developers, marketing and merchandising
professionals, telecommunications providers, information systems
technicians and many furniture dealers and manufacturers.
Sample Floor Layout