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Client: Tina Barnard Designs

Concept: Maximize Efficiency and Economy

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When you are a small company, every penny counts. That’s why when we were ready to renew our lease in this ever rising market, we quickly realized the need to make the footprint of the current suite work. The original suite was designed back in 2014 when we only had 4 employees. Now, 5 years later, we have 12 employees and no conference room for an ever growing client list. It was time to innovate and renovate to maximize every square inch of the office. The results. . . many clients thought we had expanded our suite and were surprised to see all that could be fit into just 1,752 rsf.

The renovation included creating a conference room, (3) informal collaboration spaces, a shared office, a finish library expansion, increasing storage, a renovation to the break area including a custom island, a phone booth, and addressing acoustics in an open office plan while focusing on sustainability and reusing as much as possible.

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“I have worked with Tina and her group on several projects and I have always found them to be accommodating to the clients needs. They work diligently to complete projects on time and within scope and always alert the client to any obstacles along the way while working to create resolutions. I would highly recommend TBD and I look forward to working with them on my next project.”

Leon Kislowski, RPA, Senior Director - Asset Services at Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

Tina, Angie, Meg and the entire team at TBD are an extremely professional team that always exceeds expectations for us and our clients. Their knowledge of the industry, creativity in design while maintaining a budget, communication throughout any project and desire to get it right every time truly sets them apart. TBD is a difference maker and they represent our clients well and always willing to work hard in finding the appropriate solutions for any project.”

Hillman Duncan, Managing Director at JLL, Inc.

Tina Barnard Design (TBD) is our building designer for Carolina Place and recent acquisition, The Market Place at Lake Boone. Professional, responsive and creative are words that describes Tina, Meg and her team. We’ve worked with TBD on a number of tenant improvement upfits and our clients, which include various types of businesses, have always been pleased with the planning process through the end result. Griffin Partners has been pleased too. TBD’s expedited work ethic , building code knowledge, working relationships with City authorities and dealing with construction complexities have always been completed well by TBD. To that end, we highly recommend TBD and their design services for developers, property management companies, leasing professionals and  construction managers.”

Scott Schuler, Senior Property Manager, North Carolina Griffin Partners, Inc.