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For over a decade, our award-winning firm has been creating unique hospitality experiences and workplace environments.

Process

Our Services

  • Architecture

    • Concept Development
    • Programming | Concept Development
    • Schematic and Design Development
    • Construction Documents
    • Bid Analysis
    • Assistance with Permitting
    • Construction Administration
  • Interior Design

    • Day One Workshop
    • Programming
    • Concept Development
    • Test Fit | Space Planning
    • Benchmarking
    • Full Service Interior Design
    • Custom Artwork Development
    • Consulting & Coordination with Art Consultant
    • Accessorizing & Styling
  • Master Planning

    • Long-term Conceptual Planning Documents
    • Identify Phasing & Implementation
    • Prioritize Goals & Objectives
    • Project Growth & Development
  • Graphic Design

    • Name & Logo Development
    • Business Collaterals
    • Exterior & Interior Signage, Wayfinding
    • Branded Packaging, Check Presenters
    • Menu Design, Staff Attire
    • Guest Takeaways
  • Product Development

    • Market Evaluation & Benchmarking
    • Story & Concept Development
    • Product Design
    • Collaborate with Product Manufacturer, Engineers, & PD Team
    • Develop Product Name & Marketing Strategies
  • Procurement

    • FF&E Purchasing
    • Schedule Management
    • Oversight Warehouse & Installation

Our Process

Every collaboration is an opportunity to bring our client’s unique story to life. We believe in reflecting their narrative rather than having them conform to a particular design style. This serves as a guiding principle for every stage, from defining the experience to creating the design, and finally through implementation.

Day One: Defining the Experience

Each project begins with our signature session, the DAY ONE WORKSHOP. This highly interactive session gives our clients and the ai3 team a chance to spend thoughtful time together in a room, articulating their purpose and laying the foundation for our work together. During this time, we determine the tone, setting and plot for the space, and explore how it will feel, how it will function, what it will say, and the role it will play in the future.

Thoughtful Design

The story continues as ai3 renders concepts into form. At this stage the architects and designers begin to create a physical world in which the story will be experienced. We spend this discovery time doing extensive research and adding dimension and authenticity by exploring outside influences like historical references, local vernacular, nature, graphics and art. The ideas take shape and the design is developed during this phase as our team makes recommendations for materials, resources and fabrication.

Seemless Execution

As each story becomes a space, there’s a moment where the concept meets the outside world. The tactical phase begins. Plans and drawings make their way into the hands of fabricators and builders, and ai3’s team skillfully protects the design during this stage. The project is complete when we’ve brought our client’s story to life, with
lasting impact.