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Country Grocer Nanaimo

New Building, Nanaimo, BC (architecture by Urban Design Group Architects Ltd.)

CheckoutscowcounterdelisignageBeams and loungetractor

Scope of Work
Concept/theme development space planning, finish selections, millwork and signage designs.

Client Vision
To create the feeling of a rural shopping experience: friendly and comfortable reflecting the community’s agrarian background.

Challenges
Using the agricultural theme without being too kitch;
Working within a large volume of space

Favorite Details
Rustic signage;
Fresh colour scheme;
Thematic panels and props

Pho Boi, Vietnamese Restaurant

New Establishment, Nanaimo, BC

bardingin area

Scope of Work
Tenant Improvements including space planning, finish selections, millwork design, lighting, and furniture coordination.

Client Vision
To create a warm inviting atmosphere with an ethnic-modern look suitable for a high turnover specialty restaurant.

Challenges
Strip-Mall location and budget-minded solution.

Favorite Details
Coloured ceiling tile patterning;
Use of bamboo section for chair rail and feature detailing;
Light fixtures and chair style

Tourism Vancouver Island

Office Relocation, Nanaimo, BC

receptiontour waitingtour officetourism officelunchroom

Scope of Work
Tenant improvements including space planning, finish selections, furniture coordination, ceiling and lighting details, millwork.

Client Vision
To create new corporate offices in Nanaimo for this Destination-marketing company that services all of Vancouver lsland.

Challenges
Relocating existing offices to new consolidated space;
Planning for future growth;
Creating corporate image with warm island flavour

Favorite Details
Carpet tile patterning;
Colour blocking with persimmon and red-brown

Nanaimo Ramada Inn

New Construction, Nanaimo BC (architecture by Ellins Architect Inc.)

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Scope of Work
Complete design package for New 65 unit Hotel

Client Vision
Comfort and function with a West Coast casual twist.

Challenges
Working with Brand design standards

Favorite Details
Lobby ceiling
Cafe millwork

Honeymoon Bay Retreat Centre

Addition and renovation, Honeymoon Bay, BC (architecture by Ellins Architect Inc.)

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Scope of Work
Complete Interiors package including Space planning, detailing, finish selections, furniture and fitments coordination.

Client Vision
To turn an existing rural elementary school into a peaceful, welcoming and sophisticated retreat centre.

Challenges
Working with existing structural elements;
Transforming the space to suit the many new functions

Favorite Details
Colour blocking in corridors;
Wood features at entry and lounge

Island Timberlands

Corporate Offices, Nanaimo BC

receptionmeeting room

Scope of Work
Tenant improvements including space planning, finish selections, millwork designs and furniture coordination.

Client Vision
To create new upscale corporate offices suitable for a Vancouver Island private timber company

Challenges
Space planning;
Coordinating building systems

Favorite Details
Custom Fir Paneling in reception area;
Fir details throughout

Vancouver Island Regional Library: Alberni Branch

Additions and Renovations, Port Alberni, BC (architecture by Ellins Architect Inc.)

Circulation DeskFireside loungeReading areaStudy areaFiresideBeams and loungeStacksComputer stations

Scope of Work
Renovations and new design including space planning, finishes, millwork designs and some furniture coordination.

Client Vision
To create a fresher more modern look to the facility while maintaining a friendly welcoming atmosphere.

Challenges
Existing low ceilings and dark wood.
Integrating the existing space with the new.

Favorite Details
Incorporation of structural brackets as a design element.
Use of a natural colour palette of blues and greens.
Carpet tile.

Beaufort Medical Clinic

Nanaimo, BC

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Scope of Work
Renovations including space planning, finishes, millwork and some furniture coordination.

Client Vision
To create a more modern look while maintaining the circa 1970 architecture.

Challenges
Low ceilings and rough cedar timbers.

Favorite Details
Marmoleum paving pattern;
Fresh palette of sky, apple, cream and navy

Country Grocer Cowichan Village

New Building, Lake Cowichan BC (architecture by Ellins Architect Inc.)

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Scope of Work
Concept/theme development space planning, finish selections, millwork and signage designs.

Client Vision
Create a rustic, welcoming interior within a large grocery store that reflects the community’s history with the forest industry.

Challenges
Creating interesting wall facades within such a large volume of space

Favorite Details
Historic photo panels;
Large scale three dimensional photo collage

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.


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