ABOUT US


WHAT WE DO
B/A is dedicated to the best in innovation and excellence in interior design. We approach all our projects in a unique manner, working closely with our clients to align their design and business objectives.

We incorporate creative design solutions successfully in all sectors: hospitality, workplace, retail, institutional and specialty projects. Our reputation is for the quality of our work. Our culture is one of attention to detail, responsive-ness to client needs and phenomenal client service.


STRATEGIC ADVISORY SERVICES
B/A provides strategic advisory services on current ‘best practices’ in corporate workplace design to all its corporate clients – encompassing both global and industry specific perspectives. Key global trends in the workplace include:
More efficient design standards
Multipurpose design
Open Plan
Alternative Work Strategies
Design for the Mobile Office
Design for teamwork and collaboration
Design to enhance a community of staff
Incorporating technology into design
Changing demographics in the workplace
Ergonomics and design
Sustainable design


WHO WE ARE
B/A works in a studio-based collaborative work environment. This encourages an open exchange of ideas that lead to the best project solutions.

Our interior designers and architects come from a variety of international backgrounds and contribute many perspectives to the creative process. We take pride in finding just the right creative design solution for each client. Our clients trust us.
Marshal Stearns, Partner
BA, Harvard College
MBA, Harvard Business School

Marshal runs the day-to-day operations of B/A. Business development, project analysis and strategic advice to clients are key aspects of his role.
Inger Bartlett, President
BA, Fine Arts, University of Western Ontario
BID, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture

Inger is passionate and enthusiastic about design excellence. Heading up the Design Studio, Inger directs the design process and the project teams.



RECOGNITION
Awards
2015
American Society of Interior Designers

2014
American Society of Interior Designers (3 awards)

Society of British and International Design, short listed

2013
World Interiors News Awards, long listed

WorkDesignNow, Judges' Favorite

American Society of Interior Designers (2 awards)

2012
Society of British and International Design, short listed

The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario

2011
American Society of Interior Designers

2009
Best of Canada Design Awards

American Society of Interior Designers

International Interior Design Association – NY, Lester Dundes Award

The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario

2008
International Interior Design Association – NY, Lester Dundes Award

American Society of Interior Designers (2 awards)

Design Exchange Award

2007
Best of Canada Design Awards

American Society of Interior Designers

The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (2 awards)

2006
Best of Canada Design Awards (2 awards)

American Society of Interior Designers

2005
Design Exchange Award

2003
The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario

2001
Best of Canada Design Awards

American Society of Interior Designers

1999
American Society of Interior Designers (2 awards)

1998
Best of Canada Design Awards

1994
The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario

1993
The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario

1992
The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (2 awards)

"Canada Designs for the World," Canadian Embassy, Tokyo

1991
The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (3 awards)

American Society of Interior Designers

Soci (wool textile)

Press
2015
β€œThe Other Office 2” (book), Dec (Netherlands)

Canadian Property Management magazine, Dec (Canada)

CFM&D magazine, Dec (Canada)

CFM&D online, August (Canada)

CODA magazine, June (U.S.)

WorkDesign magazine, June (U.S.)

Canadian Interiors online, May (Canada)

Zoomer magazine, January (Canada)

2014
Dimensions Magazine, Nov/Dec (Canada)

Houzz.com, August

Society Journal, July (U.K.)

"Inside/Outside Office Design IV" (book), May (China)

AECCafe, April (U.S.)

CFM&D magazine, April (Canada)

"Custom-Made Office II" (book), April (China)

Advantage, Jan Feb March (Canada)

ID Connections, February (Canada)

Revista Design Magazine, Jan/Feb (Portugal)

Coverings, Jan/Feb (Canada)

Interior Design, January (U.S.)

2013
"Office Design IV" (book), December (China)

Canadian Interiors, October 10 (Canada)

Canadian Interiors, September/October (Canada)

CondoLife, September (Canada)

"Inside/Outside Office Design III" (book), September (China)

Inside, July (U.K.)

Work Design, July (U.S.)

Canadian Facility Management & Design, June 14 (Canada)

SelfBuild & Design, Winter (U.K.)

2012
Design Bureau, September (U.S.)

The Globe and Mail, August 14 (Canada)

Objekt, July (Netherlands)

"Space 2: Workplace" (book), June (China)

"Visual Office" (book), May (China)

World Interiors News, April 19 (U.K.)

Canadian Interiors, March/April (Canada)

ASID newsletter, March (U.S.)

Hinge, February (Hong Kong)

Modern Decoration, February (China)

2011
The Globe and Mail, Living Spaces, December 3 (Canada)

Top Office (book), Fall (China)

Canadian Interiors, September (Canada)

Woodworking, May/June (Canada)

Taste of Life, April (Canada)

Architectural Profiles, Spring (Canada)

The Globe and Mail, February 8 (Canada)

ASID newsletter, February (U.S.)

Modern Decoration, January (China)

2010
Canadian Architecture, December (Canada)

FX, September (U.K.)

IIDA Design Matters, September 1 (U.S.)

Liquor Canada, Summer (Canada)

2009
Hinge, Vol. 173 (Hong Kong)

Embrace, Fall/Winter (Canada)

Canadian Interiors, Fall (Canada)

Colliers Knowledge Leader, Fall (U.S.)

Liquor Canada, September/October (Canada)

Canadian Architect, September (Canada)

Tonic, September (Canada)

Architectural Profiles, Summer (Canada)

H.O.M.E., July/August (Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Austria)

Canadian Facility Management & Design, July (Canada)

Ottagono, June (Italy)

Metropolis, May (U.S.)

Architecture Plus, Issue 21 (Dubai)

OnOffice, February (U.K.)

Hinge, January (Hong Kong)

2008
Ottagono, December/January (Italy)

Canadian Interiors, September (Canada)

Bustler.net, September 13 (U.S.)

Colliers Knowledge Leader, Fall (U.S.)

Objekt International, Fall (Netherlands)

Ontario Restaurant News, August (Canada)

Canadian Lodging News, July (Canada)

Architectural Profiles, Summer (Canada)

Saatchi website, June (U.S.)

The Home & DeZona, May (Bulgaria)

World Architecture News, May 14 (U.K.)

2007
Atlantic Salmon Journal, Fall (Canada)

Architectural Profiles, Fall (Canada)

Strategy, August (Canada)

2006
Canadian Interiors, September/October (Canada)

Canadian Interiors, July/August (Canada)

2005
The Lawyers Weekly, July (Canada)

2004
Canadian Interiors, September/October (Canada)

2003
Canadian Interiors, July/August (Canada)

2002
Canadian Interiors, May/June (Canada)

2001
Azure, July/August (Canada)

2000
Canadian Interiors, March/April (Canada)

1998
Canadian Interiors, January (Canada)

Interiors, February (U.S.)

1996
The Globe and Mail, August (Canada)

1994
The Globe and Mail (Canada)

1992
Facility Management, (Canada)

1991
"The Best in Office Interiors" (book) (U.S.)

Facilities Management (Japan)

1990
Contract, June/July (U.S.)

1986
Canadian Interiors (Canada)

1985
Canadian Interiors (Canada)

Events
2015
Member, Ryerson University School of Interior Design Advisory Council

2014
Designer, Startup PopUp booth, IIDEX show

Speaker, IIDEX Canada

Speaker, The Spoke Club Design Studio

Judge, Ryerson University School of Interior Design Year End competition

Speaker, Interior Design Keynote panel: Design Wisdom, Buildex Edmonton

Member, What's Your Design Dilemma panel, Interior Design Show

Member, Ryerson University School of Interior Design Advisory Council

Member, ARIDO Roundtable

2013
Speaker, DraftFCB tour

Member, Ryerson University School of Interior Design Advisory Council

2012
Member, Ryerson University School of Interior Design Advisory Council

2011
Contributor, Doors Open video

Member, Ryerson University School of Interior Design Advisory Council

Speaker, Edelman tour for IIDEX/Neocon

2010
Guest speaker, University of Toronto Rotman School, Design Thinking Experts Series

Panelist, BeSpoke Interiors lecture at The Spoke Club

Panelist, Society of Design Administrators, Albany Club

Panelist, Women's Post Interior Design forum

Member, Ryerson University School of Interior Design Advisory Council

2009
Speaker, IDS show

Judge, Best of Canada competition

Member, Ryerson University School of Interior Design Advisory Council

2008
Speaker, IIDEX/NEOCON show


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