FLEX Designs, Inc is a full-service Architecture and Interior Design firm based in Pasadena and Long Beach. Since 1997 we have grown to specialize in quality commercial projects that demand innovative custom designs, particularly retail boutiques, airport concessions, restaurants and automotive dealerships. Notable past clients include Giorgio Armani, Wella-Sebastian, Galpin Motors, Barney’s Beanery and famed restaurateur Mr. Chow. The firm provides full services for all aspects of design and construction, from programming, building evaluation, and schematic planning, through design development and drawing production, to contract documents, construction administration, and FF&E procurement. FLEX Designs tailors our services to the needs of the individual client.
Our approach to space and form emphasizes the textural and the experiential. The question is not what does the space look like, as much as what does it feel like to be in. At the start of a project, the principal designers work with the client to develop a creative understanding of how the end users—be they customers or employees—should experience the space. Are they energized? Are they relaxed? Are they inspired? If the experience can be imagined, than the architectural palettes of structure, proportion, light, space, & materials can be harmonized towards one common end. The orchestrated experience becomes a common spine around which the specific design choices coalesce.
The result is that FLEX Designs’ work marries carefully selected and sometimes unexpected materials, with thoughtful space plans into a result that is both pragmatic and beautiful. The firm never loses sight of the fact that Architecture is a practical art, and believes that a project must function efficiently to be considered successful. In fact, some of the visual beauty comes directly from solving the operational challenges inherent in any project.
Our team prides itself on creative problem solving and meticulous attention to details at all levels and stages of the project, and ultimately, upon a final product that reflects the client’s intent, meets their business needs, and exceeds their expectations.