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

foster global immigration law

project profile

A MAJOR PAYOFF MINUS THE PRICE TAG
When this leading immigration law firm made its move from downtown Houston to Greenway Plaza, their real estate broker called on us to help create a gorgeous new space that would attract exceptional employees. Shortly before we entered the order, however, the budget was significantly tightened, forcing us to truly bring our “A” game.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  • Deliver a beautiful space without splashing the cash
  • Collaborate with interior design firm
  • Plan early and provide two rounds of value engineering
  • Adhere to goals set by real estate broker

For this client, and a multitude of reasons, the traditional bid process was not beneficial. Instead, we collected quotes from a variety of different vendors and ultimately chose the one that had the products, price tags and professionalism for the job. Thanks to smart budget management, we were able to stay within our price range and achieve our ultimate goal – a stunner of an office space, done on a dime.

client

foster global immigration law

location

houston, tx

services

extensive finish direction
IT/data coordination
project management
activation

notable

Strict financial limitations arose late in the game, but thanks to early planning, we were able to skirt any major issues and select from plenty of product options.

edward jones financial advisors

project profile

As experts in all things furniture, kimiko designs was hired to direct a new office for a financial advisor who wanted a space that better represented his vision and business values. The result was a beautiful and functional workspace that reflects their experience, process and care in the way they value their clients. The pieces that were selected were chosen with function, style and durability in mind; all while maintaining an extremely tight budget and corporate standards. The resulting space is welcoming, functional and timeless.

AFTER

  • Large desk that provides privacy and functionality
  • Comfortable, beautiful and accessible healthcare seating options
  • Relevant floor coverings and lighting for acoustics and aesthetics
  • Tables with no sharp corners
  • 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

We served as technical experts on the furniture services team driving the implementation of furnishings for a new seven-story administrative building at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Galveston. We were then contracted to provide similar services plus onsite construction administrative support to the new eleven-story replacement hospital. In both instances, we brought our technical expertise to the UTMB project in being able to thoroughly understand and interpret the furniture vendor submissions. We guided UTMB to best value selections that function within the space, are aesthetically pleasing, and fit within the overall budget.

As the HUB women and minority owned business partner on this project, we are masters at:

  • Ensuring furniture plans are accurate
  • Ensuring specifications of furniture are accurate, creating bid documents and issuing them out to bid, reviewing bid submissions, and awarding the bid; reviewing furniture orders and ship dates
  • Managing installation processes, communication and scheduling of all furniture vendors, and coordination with building/facilities management

client

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

location

galveston, tx

services

furniture planning
construction (installation)
administration

notable

For JSRH we created a punch spreadsheet extrapolated from a UTMB Database which allowed us to punch, resolve and manage over 3400 furniture items for UTMB.

VA hospital clinical expansion

project profile

We led the furniture planning and selections for a four-story expansion at the VA Hospital in Phoenix. Our team is working closely with the architect, VA designer, VA project manager, and future occupants to develop a space that:

  • Reflects each department’s needs
  • Utilizes the building’s furniture standards
  • Complies with hospital regulations
  • Fits within the project budget

With so many stakeholders (facilities, real estate, contracting, equipment planning, staff, and patients) involved in the process, attention to detail is critical. Input from every angle is recognized and part of a cohesive solution. We continually refer to the guiding principles and priorities established at the beginning of the project. It’s also a very large facility in constant flux so the VA is concerned about and focused on furniture and products that are movable, flexible, easily configured, durable, and adaptable. Through a decade-long relationship with the service dealership, we are able to facilitate clear communication, thorough planning, and mutual technical respect, which eases the process significantly for the VA Hospital.

client

VA hospital clinical expansion

location

phoenix, az

services

furniture planning
specifications

notable

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

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