and the next
generation of design.
WE ARE CDI studio one
It starts with the people you bring to the table.
By inviting global thought leadership (beyond architecture and engineering) to contribute, we create teams that are specific to your project and that reflect the diverse factors influencing the design process.
This is how CDI studio one delivers solutions, not just buildings.
It is analytic, insightful and creative. It looks at your needs and project goals from the inside out and outside in.
And it engages your team and ours to create solutions that are better than either of us could generate on our own.
Articulating your future. Think of the Discovery Phase as laying the foundation for everything that follows: concepts, design details, budget and schedule. At the beginning of each project, we bring all stakeholders together for honest conversations regarding budget, space requirements and overall expectations. This Visioning Session results in a project Value Tree which will guide the development of solutions moving forward.
Asking the right questions. We view define as a process of clearly articulating our client’s needs and goals. Our qualitative, quantitative and observational approach allows our team to understand your needs in terms of hard numbers, performance expectations and aspirational goals. The right questions lead to informed and inspired decisions.
Developing responsive options. CDI studio one views the design process as the journey from vision to reality. Every step along the way, we will ensure that your voice informs and inspires our efforts. This is how we create the environments for your tomorrow.
Making things actionable. Our entire design process is focused on producing results. We know our client’s time is a precious commodity, so at CDI studio one we distill and document all decisions into actionable items to help explore options, facilitate consensus and identify cost effective solutions.
Generating dynamic results. From co-locating our staff at your site, to working on a shared technical platform, CDI studio one will be ONE team with ONE goal: delivering a project that not only meets your budget and schedule, but meets your aspirational goals. Our integrated framework capitalizes on group synergy to deliver immediate results.
CDI studio one is built from the storied legacies of CDI Corporation and CDI LR Kimball, companies with a century+ of leadership in industries that affect every aspect of our lives, from aerospace to education.
We create environments that support today’s requirements and anticipate tomorrow’s expectations.
We invite you to review examples of where we created environments for people to live, work and learn.
CDI studio one embraces a “one team” attitude that breaks down silos and helps us engage equally effectively from the C-suite to the front line.
Our working style emphasizes teamwork, trust and tolerance for diverging opinions.
It feels different to work with us. We invite you to meet our team members.
As “first among equals” in the symphony orchestra of CDI studio one, Gary leads his ensemble with passion and vision. With over three decades in design leadership, and with an international portfolio spanning myriad projects, he is uniquely suited to inspire great performances from his team to the delight of their clients.
Gary’s style as a design artist is not based on “cult of personality,” but rather a culture of performance… achieved through a collaborative spirit which is inviting and transparent to clients. The results speak for themselves, with a kind of musical eloquence.
As “professor emeritus” of CDI studio one, Barry’s life-long passion for designing educational spaces is reflected in how he works. His collaborative style encourages open communication among team members that leads to memorable solutions that elevate education in communities across the country.
Barry’s portfolio includes learning environments for a range of public and private institutions, from K-12 schools to state-of-the-art college campuses that integrate the latest in simulation technology. All share one trait: the design supports the evolving role education plays in our society.
In just a decade and a half, Michael has built an impressive design portfolio. His palette is both broad and deep, featuring signature projects in arenas as diverse as public safety/correctional through education; municipal offices and corporate headquarters; residences large and small, as well as low and tall; and from running tracks to judicial chambers.
His toolbox is brimming as well, appropriate for one whose skillset includes programming, architectural design, 3D modeling and rendering, production, construction documentation and administration.
As our project management guru, Diane brings sure and certain knowledge and experience to every project she touches. And, as knowledge + experience = wisdom, Diane’s “big-picture” vision keeps complex projects on track, on time and on-budget.
As an AIA architect registered in seven states, Diane is truly multi-lingual when it comes to translating the arcana of projects emerging from local, state and federal agencies. Her ability to keep the communication stream flowing in the right direction, with momentum and clarity, has been the key to the success of the myriad projects she has marshalled.
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