Projects

VIRL – Harbourfront Branck

VIRL – Harbourfront Branck

These concept drawings ( Copyright Reserved) were developed by Universelle Design Inc. ( copyright reserved) on May 2013 for The Harbourfront Library Branch locates at 90 Commercial Street down town Nanaimo.

As part of renovation plan. It was presented to the library board for funding.

VIRL – Nanaimo North Branch

VIRL – Nanaimo North Branch

The Nanaimo North Library and Administration Centre is a 36,000 square foot facility. This project involved re-building the 12,000 sq. ft. Administration Centre, as well the construction of the new 17,600 sq.ft. library branch. It is one of the largest public libraries on Vancouver Island.

We were involved in the development of graphic design and interior design. This included creating environmental graphic patterns and informational signage, defending the selection of furniture style, colours and finishes for the branch and administration areas, as well as furniture layout.

Services

  • Space planning
  • Furniture layout
  • Special feature design
  • Colour scheme
  • FF&E selection
  • Graphic design

VIU – Discovery Room

Vancouver Island University – Discovery Room

Vancouver Island University – Discovery Room is a low budget renovated project. This 900 sq ft facility is a lab for VIU Culinary and Hospitality students, and also open to the public.

Services

  • Space planing
  • Customized millwork design
  • Interior finishes
  • FF&E specifications
  • Construction drawings

VIRL – Cowichan Lake

Vancouver Island Regional Library – Cowichan Lake

A tenant improvement of a 3260 s.f. project for Vancouver Island Regional Library – Cowichan Lake branch that included environmental graphic and signage design.

All photos are provided by VIRL.

Services

  • Special feature design
  • Colour scheme
  • Graphic design

VIRL – Cumberland

Vancouver Island Regional Library – Cumberland

A tenant improvement of a 3200 s.f. project for Vancouver Island Regional Library – Cumberland branch that included space planning, finishes, furniture selection, millwork design, and environmental graphic and signage design.

All photos are provided by VIRL.

Services

  • Space planning
  • Furniture layout
  • Special feature design
  • Customized millwork
  • Colour scheme
  • Interior Finishes
  • FF&E selection
  • Graphic design

Graphic Posters

Graphic Posters

Graphic poster design for Vancouver Island Regional Library.

Services

  • Annual Reports
  • Brand Identity
  • Business Cards
  • Catalogue
  • Envelopes
  • Invitations
  • Kit Folders
  • Letterhead
  • Multi-page booklets
  • Signage

VIRL – Gabriola Branch

Vancouver Island Regional Library – Gabriola Branch

A tenant improvement of a 3000 s.f. project for Vancouver Island Regional Library – Gabriola branch that included space planning, finishes, furniture selection, millwork design, and environmental graphic and signage design.

Services

  • Space planning
  • Furniture layout
  • Special feature design
  • Customized millwork
  • Colour scheme
  • Interior Finishes
  • FF&E selection
  • Graphic design

Little George’s Restaurant

Little George’s

Complete interior design for a 1800 s.f. restaurant. In addition to space planning this project included environmental graphic design as well as custom design for the bar and seating.

Services

  • Space planning
  • Special feature design
  • Customized millwork
  • Colour scheme
  • Interior finishes
  • FF&E selection
  • Lighting
  • Graphic design

Vancouver Island Conf. Centre

Vancouver Island Conference Centre

In collaboration with Stantec Architects and Roemer Interior Design, provided full design services for a newly constructed, 50,000 s.f., conference center. Project included meeting rooms, auditorium, offices, ballroom, and reception.

Services

  • Space planning
  • Special feature design
  • Customized millwork
  • Colour scheme
  • Interior finishes
  • FF&E selection
  • Lighting
  • FF&E purchasing
  • Graphic design

Central VI Multi-Cultural Society

Central VI Multi-Cultural Society

A tenant improvement of a 8000 s.f. project that included space planning, finishes, furniture selection, millwork design, and graphic design in offices, classrooms, boardroom, and daycare center.

Services

  • Space planning
  • Furniture layout
  • Special feature design
  • Customized millwork
  • Colour scheme
  • Interior Finishes
  • FF&E selection
  • Graphic design

Parksville Beach House

Vancouver Island Beach House

Renovation of an upscale, 5,000 sq ft home overlooking Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island. The guiding design concept was to create a functional space that suits the client’s West Coast lifestyle and is easy to maintain.

Services

  • Space planning
  • Lighting plan
  • Interior Finishes
  • Furniture and fixture selection

 

Tabu Lounge

Tabu Lounge

Complete interior design for a 1,000 s.f. lounge adjacent to an existing restaurant. In addition to space planning this project included graphic design for the business logo, business card and menu as well as custom design for the bar, feature wall and seating.

Services

  • Space planning
  • Customized millwork
  • Lighting
  • Interior Finishes,
  • FF&E selection
  • Graphic design

Office of RDB Architects

Office of Raymond De Beeld Architect

Developed Color scheme for the interior and exterior for an architectural office located in a 1930s style heritage building.

Services

  • Colour scheme
  • Finishes schedule and specification

Vancouver Island University

Vancouver Island University

Complete interior design for over 80,000 s.f. of new campus construction in collaboration with Terence Williams Architect Inc.  Project included complete design and millwork in three buildings (ASTEC Building, Facility Services & Campus Development Building and Heavy Duty Shop) and included such specialty areas as classrooms, a dental lab, lecture theatre, and workshops.

Other campus projects include renovations of the International Education office, main cafeteria, campus bookstore, science labs, and student residences.

Services

  • Space planning
  • Furniture layout
  • Special feature design
  • Customized millwork
  • Colour scheme
  • Interior Finishes
  • FF&E selection
  • Graphic design

Residential Interiors

Residential Interiors

Small and large projects from colour planning to kitchen, bathroom and home office design.

Services

  • Space planning
  • Customized furniture
  • Lighting
  • Interior finishes
  • Furniture & Fixture selection
  • Decorative accessory selection
  • FF&E purchasing
  • VIRL – Harbourfront Branck

    VIRL – Harbourfront Branck

  • VIRL – Nanaimo North Branch

    VIRL – Nanaimo North Branch

  • VIU – Discovery Room

    VIU – Discovery Room

  • VIRL – Cowichan Lake

    VIRL – Cowichan Lake

  • VIRL – Cumberland

    VIRL – Cumberland

  • Graphic Posters

    Graphic Posters

  • VIRL – Gabriola Branch

    VIRL – Gabriola Branch

  • Little George’s Restaurant

    Little George’s Restaurant

  • Vancouver Island Conf. Centre

    Vancouver Island Conf. Centre

  • Central VI Multi-Cultural Society

    Central VI Multi-Cultural Society

  • Parksville Beach House

    Parksville Beach House

  • Tabu Lounge

    Tabu Lounge

  • Office of RDB Architects

    Office of RDB Architects

  • Vancouver Island University

    Vancouver Island University

  • Residential Interiors

    Residential Interiors

Services

 

We provide a full complement of services from initial programming to completion. We recognize the individual nature of each project and work towards meeting the specific needs and budget of our clients.

Our design services can include any or all of the following:

 

 

Programming

  • An analysis of the client’s needs and goals
  • Site survey
  • FF&E inventory
  • Building code review

 

Schematic Design

  • Space & facility planning
  • Colour scheme development
  • Material and finishes selection
  • Furniture, fixture and equipment selection
  • Preliminary budgeting and scheduling

 

 

Design Development

  • Lighting concept and design
  • Specialized design and customized millwork
  • Graphic wayfinding
  • Identity logos and branding
  • Multi- media presentation
  • Decorative accessory selection
  • Special feature design

 

Graphic Design

  • Logo, business cards, brochures, signage
  • Corporate identify branding
  • Wayfinding plans for exterior and interior

 

Construction Documents

  • Working drawing package (Auto CAD Format)
  • Finishes schedule and product specification

 

Contract Administration

  • Tender document preparation
  • Shop drawings and material samples for review
  • FF&E purchasing assistance
  • Site visits
  • Post-occupancy evaluation

 

For every project we provide detailed, free estimates with a breakdown of all services and costs.

 

About

 

Universelle Design is an interior and graphic design company specializing in institutional, commercial, hospitality, and residential design solutions. We have been serving clients on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland since 2001.

We strive to create aesthetic, innovative, comfortable, and economical living and work spaces for our clients. Our aim is to find sensitive design solutions for each project, solutions that not only function well but are also genuinely interesting, beautiful and budget conscious.

In its design practice, Universelle Design is committed to the requirements of health, safety and sustainability. Material and finishes selection, FF&E selection and sourcing always includes a consideration of aesthetics, functionality, durability, availability, visual characteristics, installation methods, and cost. As an integral part of our service we assist our clients to make informed decisions on the most current green products and technologies.

For over 10 years, Universelle Design has successfully created spaces for our clients that harmoniously integrate form, function and aesthetics.

Bio

 

Jing Fei Wang

R.I.D, NCIDQ

Owner and Registered Interior Designer, Jing Fei Wang holds a Bachelor of Art and Education, and is a graduate of the Interior Design program at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo. She has also completed a Universal Design Certificate at Sheridan College in Ontario. Jing is a professional member of Interior Designers Institution of B.C in Canada.

“Interior design is not just finishing a space with fashionable and beautiful things, it is applying creative and technical solutions to a space.  I try and think of the needs of the end users, how the space will be used and how my design can best meet and even improve the use of the space.

Design is creative but it also is very technical. You have to understand human behavior. People always ask how to choose a colour or furniture style, but this involves taking into consideration psychological factors and as well as a person’s taste. For example, colour affects mood and furniture is related to space. Finishes must be appropriate and aesthetic while visual characteristics, functionality, durability, installation method and cost need to be taken into consideration.

Design should be equitable, flexible, simple and intuitive for everyone who might use it. It should flow: Form, Function and aesthetic “

Interviewed by [Business Vancouver Island] on September,2012

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