Our Design Philosophy

Every Office Aura is Unique

Design Your Aura

Aura's Discovery-Centric Design Journey

You have to move or remodel and you’re on a tight timeframe

Your concepts aren’t crystal clear but you have an idea of what you want the office to look like

Programming Session

We ask a lot of questions because we are naturally curious designers. Moreover, we want to know how we can help you whether it’s your first office remodel or you’re very experienced. What are your specific office needs? How many workspaces, meeting rooms and breakout spaces do you need? We have many questions that will help us discover your perfect Aura.

The essence of design… lies in the process of discovering a problem shared by many people and trying to solve it.

Kenya Hara, Japanese Graphic Designer and Curator
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Discovery Session

Now that we know that we know each other, we have a really cool way of finding out exactly what you want your space to look and feel like. We call it our Discovery Session and all the key decision makers and influencers attend. We have an unique methodology to unlock your Aura… By the way, lunch is on us!

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Aura Office Periodic Table of Office Design©

We break down the intuitively complex process of office design into an enjoyable discovery experience. Our world famous Aura Office Periodic Table of Office Design helps clients identify the design elements they want.

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

Steve Jobs
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How We Create Your Aura

Discovery Session findings are Reviewed by the entire Design Team

We use our Design Imagination… It’s hard to describe, but we’ve got it…It is the inspirational style based on intuition

We apply our Design Experience gained from all the other Auras we’ve created

We’re always immersed in the latest office Design Trends

We all deserve to live in healthy and beautiful environments and to be the best of ourselves, Interior design is that form of art in constant research of the perfect balance between functionality and aesthetic…Let me bring that to you.

Valentina Crobu


Design Creation

 

Your Aura is Revealed!

The research is done and the creative process is complete. Now we share the conceptual design of your new office Aura!

There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.

Milton Glaser

Valentina Crobu, BFA, DID

Born and raised in Rome, Valentina brings a base of classical fine arts education from Italy and combines it with practicality to her Interior Design projects. Her first priority is to understand the concrete needs of her clients and combine those with a visual expression of their personality and brand that is at once timeless and unique. Throughout her career she has worked with architects on projects at YVR, entrepreneurs and local chains in the restaurant industry, and companies looking to boost productivity in their office workers while at the same time create a space that will impress their clients.

Crystal Dauphinee, DID, MPA

Crystal, with an accomplished Infrastructure Engineering background, is keen to engage on projects with multiple stakeholders and drill down into the details straight away. Bridging her technical and creative abilities, she is a very scrupulous designer who enjoys the challenge of retro-fitting spaces as much as working with new floor templates. She equally enjoys the discovery process and being boots on the ground to mind the last details of the punch list.

Salma Siddiqi, DID

As a designer, Salma Siddiqi believes less is more and inspires to create an enticing space while being fully functional. It is with this belief Salma can captivate and bring your needs into reality, big or small. In doing so, she has had the privilege to graduate from The Arts Institute of Vancouver with Honours and receive the ‘Best In Show’ award.

Beverly Cunningham, DID

Beverly Cunningham has forged an enviable path in design throughout the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Her determination to surprise and delight her clients with her innovative solutions to workflow issues while delivering beautiful interiors is proven time and time again in her growing portfolio of work. She is a master of tight timelines and is as equally skilled in concept sketches and finish boards as she is at full working drawings including millwork, elevations, floor plans, electrical plans, reflected ceiling plans, and furniture layouts.