Studio Vice is a Minneapolis based design cooperative, encompassing interior design, architecture and brand/identity development. At Studio Vice we strive to combine a strong design philosophy based in collaborative support with local artisans; while pushing creative and innovative experiences tailored to each client's specific needs.
Innovative and engaging projects encompass concept-driven designs with each element relating to a central narrative. Whether we are designing a home, restaurant, coffee shop or retail space we strive to create a clear, readable and enjoyable vision that is captivating and represents its owner or brand. We strive to incorporate crafted, personal, intelligent design that is intuitive to the end user.
All of our projects benefit from the network of collaborators and resources that we have built up over the years. A large component of our design philosophy is based in our collaborative support with local artisans. Creating environments that encompass custom made pieces that have a connection to time and place.
Design is an explorative process, one we believe should always encompass fun and play; while also adhering to a strategic plan that allows us to stay in budget and schedule.
TRIED, TESTED, PERFECTED
This is where we learn about you, your project and your goals.
In this consultation stage we may ask:
What is your budget, timeframe, restrictions?
What are your goals?
Who is your end user?
What already works? What doesn't?
What will the role of the interior designer, architect, graphic designer be?
Maybe your project requires all of us, maybe it requires one of us. This is where we will find out.
This is where we evaluate the logistics of your project.
In this programming stage we will:
Evaluate site conditions
Inventory furniture & equipment to remain
Measure and develop floor plan options
Review building codes
Begin developing a concept
This where we think way outside the box!
In this concept development stage we will:
Develop creative solutions to represent your brand or home
Review and share concept images
Create 3d renderings and elevations
Review preliminary material selections
4. FINE TUNE
This is where our vision turns into actuality.
In this design development stage we will:
Fine-tune the big ideas from above
Revisit budget, schedule & codes
Finalize floor plan, elevations, lighting plans & furnishing, fixtures, materials and equipment specifications
Coordinate logistics of custom design details with our trusted local artisans
This is where our vision is translated into construction documentation.
In this design implementation stage we will:
Create construction documentation to obtain permits and speak to our contractors
Create specification books to ensure procurement is a seamless process
Final code analysis
6. PURCHASE & ADMINISTER
This is where our experienced project managers oversee purchasing & instillation.
In this project administrative stage we will:
Facilitate vendor relations, orders, payment & receive products on your behalf
Coordinate and communicate with contractors and trades people during construction
Site visit to ensure quality, budget & timeframe are being adhered to
Documentation as needed for change orders