furniture planning project history

Since its inception in 1999, kimiko designs has successfully worked with planners, facility managers and purchasers on a vast array of commercial, healthcare and higher-education projects. Whether we’re planning a space for 20 or 20,000, we give each project our full attention – and the full benefit of our expertise. Keep scrolling to view our project history map and featured project profiles.

foster llp (immigration law firm)

Houston, TX

quorum business services

College Station Office
College Station, TX

university of texas: rio grande valley

Interdisciplinary Academic Studies Building
Edinburg, TX

frank black middle school (hisd)

Student Center and Library
Houston, TX

university of texas medical branch

Victory Lakes Expansion Hospital
League City, TX

university of texas medical branch

Jennie Sealy Replacement Hospital
Clinic Services Wing
Galveston, TX

va hospital: phoenix

Carl T. Hayden VAMC Clinic Expansion
Phoenix, AZ

jeppesen

Corporate Offices
Denver, CO

st. luke's episcopal hospital

System Furniture Standards
Houston, TX

texas a&m university

Engineering Education Complex
College Station, TX

galerie magazine

Offices
New York, NY

blue tarp

Offices
Portland, ME

janus capital

Offices
Boston, MA

microsoft chevy chase rfp

Offices
Chevy Chase, MD

Dental One

Offices
Dallas, TX

daimler trucks corporate refresh phase 1

North American HQ Corporate
Portland, OR

otis elevators

Offices
Mexico

stoel rives

Headquarters
Portland, OR

cisco foods - building 4

Offices
San Jose, CA

cisco foods - building 3

Offices
San Jose, CA

cisco foods - building 24

Offices
San Jose, CA

cisco foods - building 23

Offices
San Jose, CA

charles schwab

Corporate Headquarters
Denver, CO

latham and watkins dc

Offices
Washington, D.C

lane county assessment and taxation

Offices
Eugene, OR

charles schwab

Offices
Chicago, IL

cimerex

Offices
Denver, CO

daimler trucks north america nova building

North American HQ Nova Building
Portland, OR

jeppesen

Building 55 and Building 61
Denver, CO

global engineering firm

savills

universal plant services

arkansas heart hospital

university of texas rio grande valley

global engineering firm houston

savills commercial real estate

project profile

OBJECTIVES AND SOLUTIONS

  • Represent Owner as furniture subject matter expert
  • Manage logistics including ever-shifting occupancy date
  • Analyze pricing from multiple furniture vendors
  • Protect Client’s project goals via QA/QC and in-depth industry knowledge

OUTCOME
Savills enlisted Kimiko’s expertise based on the two companies’ history of successful collaboration. In addition to avoiding costly delays the project was spared $75,000 in errors thanks to Kimiko’s dedicated QA review of all orders and seamless multi-vendor coordination. When the pandemic caused a global furniture emergency, temporary furniture was curated through Kimiko’s industry network. This project is one of stunning aesthetics and speaks of another successful partnership between commercial real estate and Kimiko Designs.

client

savills
commercial real estate

location

houston, tx

services

furniture planning with focus on technical support and construction administration

notable

overcoming a pandemic no one could have anticipated, the Client saw extra complexity be transformed into extraordinary results. forward thinking, solutions-oriented furniture planning ensured a rewarding ROI of the Client’s trust as well as the consulting fee.

universal plant services

project profile

OBJECTIVES AND SOLUTIONS

  • Create exquisite interior on a conservative budget
  • Align an array of cautious stakeholders to ensure timely and cohesive decisions
  • Create a space that supports business today and long into the future
  • Devote attention to minute detail for thoughtful product and planning
  • Achieve a unified brand design intent that accommodates individuality

OUTCOME
Executives are thrilled to conduct business and host visitors in a stunning suite of offices that luxuriously and comfortably supports the corporate brand.

client

universal plant services
industrial and energy services

location

deer park, tx

services

furniture planning of executive suite
project management + QA/QC
brand integration throughout facility

notable

private office furniture and design were tailored for each executive based on work style preference and desired aesthetic.

houston community college

project profile

OBJECTIVES AND SOLUTIONS

  • Assess 2M sq ft of campus facilities 
  • Research and present COVID-19 CDC guidelines for higher-ed facilities
  • Develop on-brand graphic design concept and project management strategy for campus-wide wayfinding and comprehensive facility guidelines
  • Manage logistics for ambitious implementation of 5,800 multilingual signs, markers and barriers for 20 separate buildings and adjacent grounds.

OUTCOME
As a result of a mega-facility assessment, comprehensive graphic design package, and engaged project management, thousands of graphics were put into place in an expedited manner

client

houston community college

location

houston, tx

services

facilities assessment
project management
covid-19 higher-ed research
graphic design signage package

notable

  • 2M square feet of assessment
  • 3200 social distancing markers
  • 2600 CDC info posters in 4 languages

global engineering firm

project profile

OBJECTIVES AND SOLUTIONS

  • Densify for 60% headcount increase within same sq ft
  • Reduce furniture budget at least $300K
  • Reuse existing inventory for efficiency and environmental responsibility

OUTCOME
The client’s sizable inventory of existing furniture was efficiently redeployed to significantly trim the budget and mitigate the environmental impact. New ancillary furniture complemented the densified furniture plan which included unassigned work-sharing stations. Kimiko’s expertise delivered a skillful integration of culture and facilities while exceeding cost reduction targets for this budget-conscious client.

client

global engineering firm
confidential

location

vancouver, bc

services

full scope furniture planning
technical specifications for reconfiguration

notable

  • original furniture budget was cut $700K+ by fastidious reuse and smart selections of new furniture
  • remained fully operational during six-phase reconfiguration

foster global immigration law

project profile

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  • Deliver a well-appointed space without splashing the cash
  • Collaborate with interiors firm to deliver a cohesive environment
  • Maximize creativity within framework of CRE broker’s project goals
  • Perform planning early to achieve two rounds of value engineering

A MAJOR PAYOFF MINUS THE PRICE TAG
Thanks to strategic planning and smart budget management, this client and the entire firm take pride in a stunning space that belies its strict financial discipline.

client

foster global immigration law

location

houston, tx

services

full service furniture planning including:
extensive finish direction
IT/data coordination
project management

notable

with kimiko at their side, this client avoided a lengthy and laborious bid process, ultimately procuring furniture assets based on products, pricing, and professionalism.

university of texas rio grande valley

project profile

CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS

  • Flawlessly coordinate deep South Texas project with UT leadership, multiple vendors, and large multidisciplinary team remotely.
  • Perform bolder, better, faster furniture planning and technical specification early in the project timeline to head off errors and protect the schedule and budget.

OUTCOME
UTRGV’s new Interdisciplinary Engineering and Academic Building tells a highly successful—and uneventful—furniture project story. Kimiko designs made the complex undertaking “look easy” through detailed coordination and proactive communication.

    client

    university of texas rio grande valley

    location

    edinburg, tx

    services

    furniture planning
    technical specifications
    installation oversight

     

    notable

    Furniture delivered on time and came in under its nearly $1M budget.

    edward jones financial advisors

    project profile

    GOAL
    A refreshed, beautiful, and functional space that better reflects the experience, process and care in the way Edward Jones values their clients.

    FEATURES

    • Large desk that provides privacy and functionality
    • Comfortable beautiful and accessible seating options
    • Relevant floor coverings and lighting for acoustics and aesthetics
    • Multiple storage options

    client

    edward jones financial advisors

    location

    houston, tx

    services

    furniture planning
    interior design

    notable

    This project used a combination of commercial and residential furniture products to create the look and stay within the budget.

    st. luke’s episcopal health system

    project profile

    As objective experts in the commercial furniture industry, St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System (SLEHS) hired our firm to develop a program of furniture standards for the hospital. Pulling from decades of experience in the furniture industry, we worked closely with the Facilities and Capital Projects team at SLEHS to:

    • Determine the goals and vision of the hospital
    • Define “Best Value” as it pertains to SLEHS
    • Determine criteria based on the needs of SLEHS to be used as guidelines for furniture selection
    • Develop methods to ensure the process is maintained for the future

    The development and use of such a program allowed SLEHS to reduce and avoid a buildup of obsolete product in inventory, reduce furniture expenses, effectively manage/implement projects, efficiently recycle furniture throughout the facility, and create a consistent brand cohesive with the care provided by the hospital.

    client

    st. luke’s episcopal health system

    location

    houston, tx

    services

    furniture standards
    master planning

    notable

    The furniture standards committee was comprised of 10 members including administration, contracting, facilities, nursing, patient representative, and infection control.

    university of texas medical branch: JSR hospital & clinical services building

    project profile

    CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS

    • Skillfully manage budget, quality, and complex installation schedule by creating meticulously detailed, accurate furniture plans and technical specs.
    • Remedy inaccuracies and avoid costly dilemmas by obsessively examining project documents, samples and submittals.
    • Engage the multi-disciplinary team through interactive communication and forward-thinking management of immense volumes of information and materials.
    • Deliver a smooth multi-vendor, multi-phased activation using hands-on problem solving with surgical precision.

    OUTCOME
    As technical product and process experts, kimiko brought a stakeholder level of quality assurance to UTMB’s Furniture Planning experience. This healthcare system giant values professional furniture planning and looks to kimiko as its furniture consultant and advocate.

    client

    university of texas medical branch: JSR hospital & clinical services building

    location

    galveston, tx

    services

    construction documentation
    furniture planning QA/QC
    construction administration

    notable

    The installation encompassed 3,400 items from six different furniture vendors.

    VA hospital clinical expansion

    project profile

    The goal of this project was to develop a furniture package and specifications that reflected department needs, furniture standards, hospital regulations and fit within the project budget.

    • Identify and utilize furniture and products that are movable, flexible, easily configured, durable and adaptable.
    • Work closely and effectively with the architect, VA designer, VA project manager and end users.
    • Maintain ongoing relationship with service dealer by facilitating clear communication through planning and mutual technical respect.

    OUTCOME
    With so many stakeholders involved in the process, attention to detail was critical. Kimiko continually referenced the guiding principles and priorities established at the beginning of the project to create a cohesive solution.

    client

    VA hospital clinical expansion

    location

    phoenix, az

    services

    furniture planning
    specifications

    notable

    Kimiko is so familiar with the product and standards of this hospital, they are able to recite individual furniture product part numbers off the top of their heads. This project was completed remotely

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