Studio Design Squared
A progressive company with big dreams, even bigger talent and a massive amount of commitment to their clients, their brief and their team- and this is just the simple way to describe Studio Design Squared, a leading international design hub, which has been creating consumer and brand focussed buildings, interiors and environments since 2009. Their experience, particularly within the hotel sector, enables them to provide specialist advice throughout all stages of the design and delivery process, with a combined understanding that helps to balance the requirements of owner, operator and brand. Operating primarily across Ireland, UK and Europe, the team offers an integrated, open source studio with architects and interior designers working collaboratively as part of a cohesive group.
So where should we look first? As an architectural firm, Studio Design Squared are creative and pragmatic. The team’s combined architectural capabilities extend to both new build and existing buildings/developments, while encompassing planning, feasibility studies, conservation, refurbishment, alterations and extensions, along with regulatory compliance and statutory consents.
Also specialising in creating solutions across all forms of interior environment, the dynamic team focus on design excellence and a rewarding consumer experience, while honing in on the importance of both the artistic and sculptural content, a good lighting design and the acoustics, as these are the essential parts of ‘mood engineering’ an interior space.
Studio Design Squared understand the value in creating, transforming and strengthening brands, as they work closely with their strategic partners to deliver insightful and exciting brand experiences. “We are the whole package,” Senior Designer, Louise Aylmer explained. “We are a dedicated team that are heavily involved in our respective projects. Our aim being to create the right solutions and to provide a tailored, specialised service. It is important to relate to our clients, to listen and understand what exactly they are looking for and to deliver effective & meaningful results”
From inception to completion, it is Studio Design Squared’s dedication and attention to detail that allows them to consistently deliver successful projects that are inspiring, dynamic and culturally engaging across sectors. The talented team, their collaborative spirit and their outstanding track record, are all central to the design process that they are utilising to define the future. So who is leading this unique team?
Company Directors – Derek Adams, Paul Klug and Colin Jennings – have years of combined experience between them, which motivates them to drive their team towards the most cutting edge solutions and to go above and beyond their clients’ expectations, whilst delivering projects to an agreed brief, established budget and defined programme.
“The Directors like to offer people a personal, professional and innovative approach to projects,” said Louise. “Studio Design Squared is not just a multidisciplinary firm, it is a multi-national firm that integrates the experiences of each team member around the table. We meet regularly to share/exchange ideas and opinions, as everyone here has something unique to offer. For instance, I worked in China for 10 years before joining the team at Studio Design Squared-this means that my experience is very different both culturally and creatively to others within the team. But most importantly, we enjoy what we do and are all here to help and to create the best designs possible.”
A team who are there for their clients every step of the way- Studio Design Squared are currently working on a number projects, such as The Clayton Hotel at Dublin Airport. Providing a full architectural service and having successfully progressed all necessary statutory consents, the project is at present on site and scheduled for completion later this year. In addition, to the Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport, the studio is currently part of the teams working with Cairn Homes on both Marianella and Hanover Quay developments in Dublin, and is engaged in key projects where a select number of individual clients have commissioned the creation of new private residences.
Studio Design Squared also recently completed the design and renovation of Pullman Paris Bercy guest Rooms. The property was partially refurbished in 2012, with the most recent brief being to give consideration to, and to continue, the upgrade and enhancement of existing bedrooms within the hotel. The key objective being, to create a unique experience within the high quality, distinctive surroundings, whilst reinforcing every aspect of the hotels location and Pullman as a premium brand. And who better to handle it than Studio Design Squared.
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