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Institutional Interior Design

Designing for people first

20121028_schc_0019_webBennett Design maintains an impeccable record of service and we take pride in consistently getting the job done on time and on budget. Our team of institutional interior design professionals are all accredited and registered Interior Designers, and are qualified to develop full construction drawings appropriate for building permit application. Our Designers are all members of A.R.I.D.O. (Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario) and I.D.C. (Interior Designers of Canada). Bennett Design Associates is a proud member of the Canada Green Building Council.

At Bennett Design, we believe that interiors and furnishings can play a key role in creating a universally accessible and enjoyable experience. For us, the concept of universal design allows the de-stigmatization of the environment by emphasizing equitable and flexible use of facilities by all people, regardless of physical or cognitive ability. Our institutional interior design work ensures adequate functional space for use by everyone with the least physical effort. Our detailing emphasizes providing simple perceptible information for all users that reinforces intuitive use.

We also recognize that while achievement of universality is the highest design goal, there are still special needs populations that need a higher level or particularly specialized adaptive design, including mental health patients, the elderly and the very young. Balancing privacy with the need for supervision can be achieved not only in the planning, but also in the approach to screening, acoustics, etc., to produce an environment that meets these needs. Our institutional interior design team is dedicated to making an environment feel more ‘familiar’ through use of discrete security and the choice of less traditionally used institutional designs and colour motifs, helping to establish a calming and more comfortable setting for the delivery or services. In addition, we are committed to ensuring that you will be in compliance with all local building, zoning, fire and accessibility (barrier free) codes and laws. We will highlight any non-compliant situations uncovered during the initial institutional interior design site inspection, offering you the opportunity to address them prior to any work being performed.

 

 

Institutional Interior Design Services Offering

 

  • d.i.g. Knowledge Consulting
    • Discover
    • Measure
    • Document
    • Track
    • Quantify
    Feasibility Studies
    • Project definition
    • Needs analysis
    • Program development
    • Block planning
    • Preliminary budget and schedule
    Real Estate Advisory
    • Portfolio assessment
    • Real estate optimization
    • Introduction of Corporate Real Estate team
    Building Analysis
    • Building infrastructure evaluation
    • Heat loss + energy savings potential
    • Mechanical + electrical systems life cycle evaluation
    • Introduction of Engineering team
    Sustainability Planning
    • Development of green procurement practices + policies
    • Development of green education + signage programs
    • Development of green cleaning strategies
    • Training of client resources to manage systems monitoring (c02 sensors, etc.)
    Innovative Officing
    • Communicating current workplace trends
    • Providing benchmarking + metrics against innovative business leaders
    • Initiating/offering showroom tours and educational events
    Furniture Assessment
    • Reviewing existing standards and providing recommendations on updates
    • Developing corporate standards
    • Sustainable redeployment of unwanted assets
    LEED Audits
    • Development of new sustainable initiatives in conformation of LEED standards
    • Review of existing facilities and document path to LEED accreditation
    • Work on new facilities to a targeted LEED certification

     

    • Design Concept
    • Space Planning
    • Brand Alignment
    • Lighting Design
    • Custom Furniture
    • Furniture Programs
    • Construction Documentation
    • Wayfinding & Signage
    • Graphics Presentations
    • Art Consulting
  • Project Management
    • Development of new sustainable initiatives in conformation of LEED standards
    • Review of existing facilities and document path to LEED accreditation
    • Work on new facilities to a targeted LEED certification
    • Consultant Coordination
    Seamless provision + management of:
    • Architects
    • Engineers
    • A/V Consultants
    • LEED Consultants
    • Furniture Specialists
    Construction Administration
    • Site Meetings
    • Meeting Minutes
    • Final Schedules + Budgets
    • Change Order Coordination
    • Coordination of Furniture installation
    • Substantial completion
    • Deficiency corrections
    • Final handover to Client

     

     

     

     

    LEED Consulting
    • Identify Corporate objectives and assess areas for social + environmental improvement
    • Assess facilities for LEED rating feasibility
    • Develop LEED credit analysis
    • Develop LEED scorecard
    • Implement facility changes through design and engineering
    • Produce all paperwork to substantiate + achieve credits and ultimately LEED Accreditation
    Project Communication
    • Communications between Consultants + Client
    • Relay of communication from Construction to Client
    • Communications with Staff
      • Through project newsletters
      • Staff communiqus
      • Project updates
    Change Management
    • Understanding, implementing and managing the impact of a major workplace transition on the affected people.
    • Welcome to your Workstation literature
    • New space training
    • New chair demonstrations
    • Pure Design Report
    Facility Management Support
    • Understanding, implementing and managing the impact of a major workplace transition on the affected people.
    • Welcome to your Workstation literature
    • New space training
    • New chair demonstrations
    • Pure Design Report
    Furniture Tendering
    • Development of comprehensive tenders for:
      • Furnishings specifications
      • Supply of furnishings
      • Supply of Services Agreement
      • Evaluation + summary report of tenders
      • Assist in award of tenders
    Procurement Support
    • Resource in sourcing industry product + services
    • Assistance in evaluating products and furnishings
    • Development of RFPs, service agreements and tenders for industry specific needs.
    Move Management
    • Assess existing furniture + new furniture delivery
    • Create phased master schedule
    • Prepare move budget
    • Develop phased move plans
    • Define scope of work
    • Prepare tender
    • Assess + award tender
    • Issue packing instructions
    • Coordinate movers
    • Implement move

     

     

     

 

 

 

 

For more information about our Institutional Interior Design services,           please contact Bennett Design.