Studioteka Design, LLCCertificate of Excellence 2019
Brooklyn, NY, KingsElite Pro (7 Reviews)
Studioteka is a full service design firm led by Vanessa Keith, a licensed architect who founded the firm 15 years ago. The office is built on the strengths and talents of individuals who embrace a total approach in which the smallest details are harmonized with the overall design concept. Studioteka works with a wide range of clients providing services in architecture and interior design, feasibility studies, zoning analysis, program development, economic, environmental and market research, and investor packages designed to assist in attracting financing and equity partners for development projects. We do projects big and small, from kitchen and bathroom design, to commercial interiors, to full building gut renovations and master planning. We are passionate about green, sustainable, ecologically friendly design and in doing our part for the future of the planet!
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Studioteka Design, LLC Q&A
How can someone tell if their Garage is suitable for conversion?
We can help you apply for permits to add new plumbing, electrical or air conditioning to the space, as well as making sure your city or town will approve the job before the work even gets started. Does the garage need any repairs in order to be converted? Does it need new insulation, heating, air conditioning, or more electrical? If you schedule a walk-through with us, we can tell you the answer! Does the town you're in allow you to add an extension or convert a space from one use to another? Are you over your allowable floor area, or not? How much can you build, and where can you put an addition, would it work on the ground floor or the second story of the house? We can answer all these questions and more if you hire us to do a preliminary zoning analysis. So reach out and give us a call!
How can someone tell if their loft is suitable for conversion?
It really depends on what you want to do with it! This question is a bit general, but if you want to get into the specifics of it, I'd be more than happy to set up a call with you to discuss. Just reach out to me!
Run us through the different stages in the loft conversion process - what’s involved?
First we set up a time to discuss your loft/space and the dream list of what you'd like to do with it. Then we schedule a walk through to look at the space and talk about what can go where and assess viability and preliminary rough costs of different options. Next we do a few schemes in consultation with you showing you different potential layouts based on your criteria, you choose one, we draw it up and put it through the building department for approvals, and two weeks later you've got your permits and we are good to go!
What’s your interior design process?
We work very closely with the client, because we feel that the best design comes out of true synergy and understanding our clients' needs. We look at the client's goals for the project, as well as getting a sense of their style, taste, schedule, and budget. Then we come up with a plan and move forward! We love creating beautiful, dream spaces that really fit with how our clients live their lives or do business. And the client is always in control of the project and the budget. We are your advocate, we help make everything easier, and streamline the entire process, and we negotiate good deals on your behalf with vendors, suppliers, contractors and consultants on an as needed basis.
Which interior design styles can you cater for?
We love contemporary design, but with warmth--clean and modern doesn't have to be cold and soulless! We also love merging traditional spaces and detailing, such as a Victorian home, with more modern accent furniture pieces. And no matter what, the space should feel like it was made for you! We can work easily across a wide range of styles.
What do you love most about your job?
I love transformations. I love designing a space that truly fits what my client needs, and I love finding a way to bring out the very best in any space through lighting, color, materials and contrasts.
What inspired you to start your own business?
I got a project and I just jumped! My first client came to me through a family friend, and I realized that being able to work more directly with clients was something that gave me a lot of joy and inspiration. And I've been doing just that ever since!
Why should our clients choose you?
You should choose me because I'm a talented and savvy designer, and most importantly, I care about you and your project, however big or small. I know that this project means a lot to you, so you will never be a number to me. And working together to figure it out will also be fun! I'm passionate about green and sustainable design and saving the planet, and also recently published a book on design solutions for the future. Here are a few links to interviews and features on me and the firm, see more below!
Modelo Design Manifestos Interview: https://medium.com/design-manifestos/design-manifestos-vanessa-keith-of-studioteka-3960a94fc1e0
AIA Featured Member Interview: https://www.aiany.org/news/featured-member-vanessa-keith-aia/
Landscape Architecture Magazine Interview: https://landscapearchitecturemagazine.org/2017/05/11/thrive-or-survive/
AIA Leadership Breakfast: https://vimeo.com/219734794
Metropolis Magazine Interview: http://www.metropolismag.com/architecture/2100-dystopian-utopia-book-studioteka/
WFPL Public Radio Interview: https://wfpl.org/dealing-with-climate-change-as-an-architect/
Carnegie Mellon Alan H. Ryder Lecture: https://vimeo.com/276498726
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