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THE FIRM

VIS Designs is a Seattle and Bellevue, WA based design company specializing in tenant improvements,  residential remodeling and new construction, and commercial interiors. Our services include interior design, building design, finish selection, space planning, code analysis, store branding, construction drawings, and permitting. Our projects include single-family homes, restaurants, retail stores, offices, apartment complex interiors, and commercial lobby design. We are a one-stop shop to achieve your visions aesthetically and technically, collaborating with an array of stakeholders including business owners, developers, homeowners, tenant brokers, and real estate agents. At VIS Designs, our goal is to enhance the success of local businesses, bring enjoyment to homeowners, and deliver effective design solutions within targeted budgets. We are perceptive to transfer visions into beautiful and practical realities. Listening to your stories carefully and paying attention to the details are keys to the success of our high-quality services. For certain projects, if desired or required, we are happy to establish a joint adventure with architectural firms or other design firms.

expertise

  • Guide our clients in every step for the best design approach and decisions.

  • Creative design solutions aesthetically attract targeted customers and functionally improve clients' day-to-day business operation.

  • Value added engineering to optimize construction budgets while achieving clients' design visions.

  • High quality construction documents to avoid ​change order​ possibilities.

  • Extensive code knowledge and diligent jurisdiction coordination to reduce permit waiting time.

  • Proven high permit issuance rate without jurisdiction comments for most projects, beneficial for early construction commencement and tenant grand opening dates.

SERVICES

Space Planning & Test Fit

Brand building

Feature Element Design

Finish Material Selection

Furniture, Fixture & Equipment Selection

Accent Lighting Design

Permitting

Code Analysis & Jurisdiction Coordination

Construction Documentation

Value Engineering

As-builts & Landlord Services

LEED Certification Evaluation

LEADERSHIP

Principal Gloria Chien earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State University. Driven by a passion for enhancing human lives through design, Ms. Chien furthered her studies in interior design and fine art at Bellevue College, after years of gaining practical experience in architectural firms. Her substantial experience across the design and building industries has afforded her excellence in efficient space planning, perceptive interior design and strategic store branding, complemented by extensive knowledge of codes and construction systems. Due to Ms. Chien’s inherent attention to detail and insightful design talents, we excel in creating rich spatial experiences that ignite inspiration in the lives of users. Your spaces will not only attract targeted customers, bring joy to your daily life, but also meet the jurisdiction's requirements, and have smoother construction execution due to our high-quality drawings. Our team is formed by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professionals (LEED AP with specialties) ready for your sustainable design preference.

philosophy

Integrity

We strive to earn the trust of our clients though integrity and genuine customer care.

GIVING

We believe in giving back to the society and making our communities a better place to enjoy. The organizations and charities we support include:

Mercy Ships        International hospital ships free of charge for the poor.

Dream Center      Providing resources for the needs in poverty, addiction, and abuse.

Compassion        Child-advocacy for children living in extreme poverty.

World Vision       A humanitarian aid, development, and advocacy organization.

Great Career        Providing assistance to local high school students for future career development.

And many more...

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