Is customer satisfaction important to us? Absolutely. In addition to designing spaces, we also create strong relationships, and over 80% of our work is with long-standing clients. We are proud of this fact.
In my interactions with SSDG, I have greatly appreciated their strong interpersonal skills and clear and effective communication. They provide strong visual communication in presentations and through construction documents, and are very detailed in their execution. I have found that, should a problem arise, they are always driven to arrive at the best solution and create an enjoyable process throughout the course of the project.
I would recommend SSDG Interiors for any project and look forward to the opportunity to work with them in the future.
Executive Director of Procurement & Product Operations, Rocky Mountaineer
One of the other important factors that made us comfortable using Figure3, who are based in Toronto, to design our Vancouver office is their partnership in the One Global Design Alliance. This enabled Figure3 to involve SSDG, who are based in Vancouver and are also a partner in One Global Design. I felt it was critical to have local representation and SSDG gave us the peace of mind of having boots on the ground to seamlessly assist with coordination and a successful completion of the project. As a bonus, SSDG has a good working relationship with the general contractor we awarded the project to and had also completed other significant projects in the same building. From day one, the combination of Figure3 & SSDG was a recipe for a successful project.
John van Tuinen
VP of Property & Procurement, Flight Centre Travel Group
SSDG Interiors was hired on after an extensive search by Wesbild to project manage and provide interior design services for Wesbild’s new offices at 1055 West Georgia Street in Vancouver, BC (Royal Centre). The project entailed the complete design/build from base building shell of an entire 261h floor for almost 15,000 square feet of modern office space.
The results are spectacular, mainly due to SSDG’s study and detailed assessment of our work environment needs during the visioning stage of the design process. Wesbild’s office design and construction budget was carefully tracked by SSDG’s project lead, Lori Atherton each step of the way and the final costs were met within our budgetary constraints. In the end, Wesbild’s new office was completed on-time, which was especially important as we needed to vacate our previous office by a certain date.
The highlights of our new office design include a spacious, modern dining area we call the “Hub” created to be like a cafe and multiple relaxed work areas we call “Living Rooms” which provide a more casual setting for group meetings and for work to be done. SSDG also worked within the confines of our building’s design and created very functional office and workstation spaces for our staff that maximize natural light for every Wesbild team member.
Our work productivity and team mood has received a significant boost due to the thoughtful and creative design by Lori Atherton, Susan Steeves and the SSDG team who were a part of this project. Wesbild is extremely happy.
VP of Leasing & Asset Management, Wesbild Holdings Ltd.
“While our old office was nice, it just didn’t match our values.…the new design (is) a massive success. The staff love it, it has reinvigorated our culture, and hopefully is contributing to an even more creative and collaborative space than before.”
VP of Talent, Galvanize
“Beautiful design work on our showroom.”
President, Tierra Sol Ceramic Tile
“SSDG made us feel very welcome. As first timers to store design, they helped all the way. SSDG took on board our vision and produced a retail space that we are very proud of. We regularly get comments on the design, fit out, colours and decor. As this is a new brand to Canada, our visual brand presence is very important. SSDG have helped us stand out from the crowd.
Thank you to Julie, Vicky and the team. You did a wonderful job.”
Manager, French Sole Canada
“The design details and tactful architecture aspects of every floor blew me away. The staircase connecting all the levels, the wooden pieces, the glass throughout, the open but homey concept, the library, the lunch room!, the tartan touches, the wall art, reception, the different light shades as you go down each floor. I’m still in awe of the entire office and thank you for making it feel so ‘us’. It feels much more connected and the good vibes are definitely felt all throughout. Thank you so much for making the team feel like we are home. Truly amazing work.”
Office Administrator, BGC Engineering
“After five years of exceptional growth and wonderful community support we are very pleased and extremely excited to share our new waterfront location with our valued guests. We are so grateful for SSDG’s amazing vision and thank everyone involved in making this incredible move a reality!”
General Manager, Miku Restaurant
“We recently worked with the team from SSDG on the design and construction of our new office furniture showroom. Their team worked with our requirements and created a design concept that captured the very essence of our corporate identity. Timing was critical – SSDG’s experience allowed their designers to efficiently guide us through the process; taking us from the conceptual stage through to implementation without losing focus of our business objectives.”
“The final result has been an overwhelming success! With the positive feedback from our customer base, along with the renewed motivation of our own team, our new downtown showroom has provided us a platform for our business to grow in ways previously not possible. We sincerely thank Susan, Kenna, Kim and the rest of the SSDG team for their support, hard work, and dedication to the success of our project!”
Owner, Blackburn Young Office Solutions
Recently completed, the new showroom for Blackburn Young in Vancouver, is perhaps the nicest dealer showroom that Knoll has in Canada. Attention to detail, superb use of colours and materials allows Knoll to showcase our many products in the most favourable way.
Sales Representative, Knoll, Inc.
“Our current office design has brought our productivity and connectedness – to our peers and partners – to a whole new level.”
CEO, Colliers International Canada
“SSDG has served many of our clients exceptionally. Their creative designs, integrity and passion for their work shows through in all of these workplaces. SSDG are innovation leaders in design industry!”
Senior Vice President, JLL
“Thanks Julie, that’s great news, and just in case we haven’t said it recently – great job by yourself, Kenna and the rest of the team.”
Chief Financial Officer, Fulcrum Capital Partners
“Congrats to Julie and the SSDG team. Now Fulcrum can truthfully state that they have an award winning brand on all levels from brand through to the interior space – rare for that to happen so Congrats to the client to set up the team for success!”
Founder & CCO, Dossier Creative Inc.
“The new Contact Centre is a contemporary and vibrant space. SSDG’s design concept of “Flow” inspired the curved and linear walls to clearly delineate movement within the space and was represented in by the paint, accent carpet tile and vinyl glazing. The use of wood added warmth and helped create a healthy and sustainable workplace.”
Becky Richardson, CFM
Facilities Planning & Maintenance Manager, FortisBC
“SSDG has been able to effectively transform our vision of changing the wireless retail shopping experience in a design that is not only so unique to retail, but one that offers a functional use of our latest technology.”
VP Sales and Marketing, Jump.ca
“There is a noticeably positive impact with potential staff candidates when then come to the office for interviews…it has definitely increased our attractiveness to candidates in a very competitive hiring market .”
“Our new CBC Vancouver Newsroom is simply spectacular! The layout, space design, lighting and overall environment are conducive to maximizing the flow of communication within a fully integrated news gathering operation. No doubt we are the envy of the industry.”
Senior Managing Director, CBC British Columbia & Vancouver
“SSDG developed a strategic master plan for VANOC’s Campus 2010, which enabled us to maximize the efficient use of space while minimizing lease and operating costs. The efficiency and flexibility of the space standards and planning was crucial to VANOC’s success in managing our rapid growth from under 100 to nearly 2000 in less than three years without compromising on our Culture, Vision, Mission, Values and One Team concept.”
Director of Facilities
“F&B (food and beverage) revenues increased by more than 30% after clubhouse renovations.”
General Manager, Predator Ridge
“Food and beverage revenue increased by 75%.”
General Manager, Terminal City Club
“We recently had the pleasure of working with SSDG Interiors on the redesign of our Clubhouse. The experience was very positive from start to finish. SSDG was professional in all their dealings with club management and worked very well with our member committee in charge of the project. All budgets and deadlines were met with no problems, and the finished product is outstanding. The redesign has received rave reviews from our membership, and we could not be more pleased with how it turned out. I would not hesitate to recommend SSDG Interiors.”
General Manager/CEO, Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club
“The folks at SSDG were really great to work with. I liked the modern, minimalist style they went for with for our office. They brought us some really great ideas and they were as passionate about the project as our staff was.”
President and CEO, iQmetrix
“I felt SSDG succeeded in the use of minimalist palette, the juxtaposition of various textures against white, the physical allocation for interactive screens (which is the nature of our XQ business) which all led to the creation of an open, bright, comfortable and social place. Since this is our head office and the majority of our business partners’ first impression would be similar to mine, I felt that we needed to continue with that look and feel through our branding elements, our website, et cetera.”
Creative Director, iQmetrix
“Susan Steeves and her SSDG team were instrumental in orchestrating a major transformational change for Fraser Health Authority in the Central City Project. The challenge was to create work spaces to accommodate new work styles and achieving a large real estate consolidation in the process. The result is a creative planning solution that gave teams privacy and a strong feeling of community, while providing collaborative spaces throughout to facilitate open communication. These changes encourage the younger workforce to work how and where it works best for them. It also encourages the older, experienced staff to be more accessible and use technology to a greater extent. I highly recommend SSDG for office projects requiring innovative work environments that acknowledge today’s new work styles.”
Director Capital Projects, Fraser Health
“I have worked with SSDG for about 15 years now and have always found them to have a unique ability to document and understand the functional requirements of a space and incorporate this into their design. They place high values on customer input and design the space to give the atmosphere that is desired. They work well within the assigned budget and are sensitive to timelines. SSDG is flexible and make changes that are requested during the construction process. The branch that they designed for us at Delair Road is a new branch prototype that has numerous positive comments from staff and members alike. Another job done well!”
Keith McCarthy, CFM
Manager, Property and Premises, Prospera Credit Union
“The layout of the Delair branch is much more relationship focused, which our members appreciate as it makes them feel at home when they visit. At the same time, the new location in the heart of Sumas has provided us with a stunning flagship branch within the growing East Abbotsford community that is helping us to attract new members.”
Vice President of Branch Operations, Prospera Credit Union
“I only wish each one of you had been present throughout the day today in the hallways, locker rooms, office spaces and report writing room to hear the words of appreciation and awe of our membership for the facility you each have played a critical part in creating and delivering to them. It is a space we are all extremely proud of and will enjoy for many years to come.
My gratitude and thanks to each one of you for the pride you have taken and the respective role you have filled in this project.”
Sergeant Suzanne Muir
Support Services Division Facilities Section, Vancouver Police Department