Alida has some exciting new news! We now offer Design Services for all hospitality and food service businesses.
Whether it is a new concept or existing refresh or remodel, we can help create an amazing and memorable customer experience. Drawing from over 24 years in the Interior and Architectural design fields with projects throughout Asia and North America, DS3’s Creative Director David Santos III is a invaluable source for exemplary design and a key addition to the Alida team and its offerings.
Alida, in a close partnership with DS3 Design, can offer a myriad of design services; from conceptual to ground-up/free standing buildings. With the aid of DS3 Design, Alida is able to offer the ability to help bring a restaurant concept to fruition.
DS3 Design will work very closely with all of their customers; with our principal beliefs being to truly listen to customer and offer viable and effective solutions in a timely and efficient manner.
DS3 takes a very specific design process that follows a systematic and coordinated methodology with regards to designing or remodeling your space:
The first step is information gathering. We listen to you, take notes, and strive to understand your business concept. We look at trends, behaviors and perceptions as they relate to your concept. We investigate audiences and their motivations. We immerse ourselves in the brand.
Design to us is about making emotional, intellectual and physical connections to the consumer; and making the experience memorable and enjoyable. The design will begin by analyzing the information gained from the Discovery Process and integrating it into initial sketches and renderings. We will take into considerations items such as flow of the space, the overall look, feel and ambiance, any applicable codes as they would apply to your concept, build-out budget and costs, and so much more. During this phase, we will be in close contact with the customer to ensure that the overall vision is achieved.
As decisions are made in the design phase, we will focus closer on details; specific lighting, finishes, furniture, textiles, paints, etc. We will make recommendations and offer solutions that will fit within your brand and concept.
Design Development (DD) services use the initial design documents from the Design phase and take them one step further. This phase lays out mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, and architectural details. This phase results in drawings that often specify design elements such as material types and location of windows and doors. The level of detail provided in the DD phase is determined by the owner’s request and the project requirements.
Please feel free to ask any questions here!