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Company Background

Spaceworks Developments Inc., Interior Design & Planning has been operating as a separate interior design firm since 2004. Prior to that (1994 to 2004) the design team worked for Ellins Architect Inc. and before that, the principal, Bodil (Brooke) Ellins, operated the firm, Brooke Interior Design Associates (1984-1994).


Our main office and resource library are located on Gabriola, although most of our work is off-island. We undertake a diverse array of projects throughout the central region of Vancouver Island.

Design Team

The Principal and Senior Designer are both *NCIDQ qualified Interior Designers and active members of *IDIBC and *IDC. As Spaceworks shares offices with Ellins Architect Inc., we also have direct access to architectural expertise.

*The National Council For Interior Design Qualification
*The Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia
*Interior Designers of Canada

Bodil Ellins Principal Designer & Owner

Qualifications: B.I.D. (Ryerson University), M. Ed. (Simon Fraser University), R.I.D. (IDIBC and IDC), NCIDQ cert. #6872.
Bodil oversees all phases of work from conceptual design and planning through to project completion. Bodil has retired from her work as a Professor in the Bachelor of Interior Design at Vancouver Island University and now devotes her all of her time to Spaceworks.

Lou Gagné Senior Designer

Qualifications: Dip I.D. (Malaspina University College) Dip. Art & Merchandising (Langara College), R.I.D. (IDIBC & IDC) NCIDQ cert. #021755.
Lou shares in all aspects of the work produced and is responsible for the day to day coordination of all active projects.


Spaceworks continues to enjoy a close working relationship with Ellins Architect. Jerry Ellins, MAIBC provides technical assistance and additional brainstorming when the need arises. As well, we collaborate with many other Registered Professionals, Engineers, Contractors, Project Managers and Government Agencies.

Bodil Ellins, R.I.D.

Teaching Design, Colour Blue, Gardening

Sailing, Writing, Sewing, Arts & Crafts

Red shoes, The ocean, Square shapes

Bodil Ellins, R.I.D.

Lou Gagne, R.I.D.

Brainstorming, 1960’s Cars, Mid-century modern furniture

Softball, Yoga and Golf, Baking Cookies, Thrifting

Nature’s textures & forms, Media, Rusty Metal

Lou Gagne, R.I.D.

Jerry Ellins, M.A.I.B.C.

Sailing, Music, Good Architecture

Golf, Skiing

Travel, Nature

Jerry Ellins M.A.I.B.C.

Spaceworks Developments Inc., Interior Design & Planning is a small firm with a friendly and collaborative approach to design. Our Registered Professional staff provide innovative ideas and solutions for a variety of projects.

We specialize in commercial projects such as office, hospitality, retail and healthcare spaces and serve central Vancouver Island.

Our team approach fosters creativity and our professional standards are reflected in all of our work whether the project is large or small. Please contact us today to get started.

50 Haig Road
Gabriola Island BC
V0R 1X1

T 250-247-8585
F 250-247-8513