On the heels of impressive growth in 2016, award-winning Toronto-based design firm DesignAgency has opened a design studio in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles studio is led by newly appointed West Coast Director, Alexandra Bruemmer, who comes from the firm Perkins Eastman in Washington, DC and will add her hotel and design expertise and network within the US industry to focus on managing DesignAgency’s current base of west coast clients, as well as developing new business within the region.
“Both DesignAgency and their high profile clients are so inspirational,” she says. “The work that they do and the buzz that they are generating excited me to join the DesignAgency team and help to cultivate new relationships for the firm on the west coast.”
While DesignAgency’s headquarters remain in Toronto, Canada, opening a US-based, west coast office was a logical next step.
“In the almost 20 years that we’ve been growing this company, the US, and west coast market in particular, have always been exciting ones for us,” says DesignAgency partner, Anwar Mekhayech. “It was only a matter of time before it made business sense for us to have a real presence there in order to better serve our clients and form new relationships.
“We feel there is a real energy and creative pulse growing in LA and know that our collaborative spirit with both clients and creatives will thrive here! We are super excited to welcome Alexandra to our team and to embark on this new adventure.”
In the US market DesignAgency is presently developing a new hotel brand and concept, Hyde Hotels, Resorts & Residences for Sam Nazarian and is working with sbe on various projects including its Umami brand.
The firm continues to build its work with an array of US brands and owners including Momofuku, Hilton, Marriott / Starwood, Thayer Lodging / Brookfield, Fairmont, Ritz-Carlton, The Wurzak Group and many others.
With the addition of this new studio, DesignAgency is prepared for sustainable growth in 2017 and beyond.