Design by Process

At Ray, we design by process. We help the country’s most successful organizations create spaces that work. We’ve done this by listening to their challenges. Managing their needs. And getting to know them on a first-name basis.

Our leadership team’s expertise balances the pillars of our business – design and project management – that we apply to the following services:

INTERIOR DESIGN

From new builds to reconfigurations, we creatively maximize the use of building systems, finish materials and spatial relationships to create highly productive commercial spaces.

Our reflective design approach ensures that the space created addresses and optimizes your workflow and takes inspiration from your brand.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

From budgeting to scheduling to procurement to cost control. Ray ensures every aspect of the project goes according to plan.

Nothing is lost in translation, which is why our drawings and tender documents are noted as some of the best in the business.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATION

We manage the refurbishment, specification or custom creation of systems furniture, desks, credenzas, shelving, filing and seating solutions to maximize the flow of your space.

Because we don’t buy or sell furniture, we can be truly objective when it comes to recommending the right solution based on the design and your budget.

RELOCATION MANAGEMENT

Big moves have the potential to become big headaches. We know how critical it is to plan a renovation or relocation in ways that minimize downtime and maximize efficiencies.

Our relocation programs supervise all aspects of your move, from site supervision, bidding and negotiations, move administration and communication with staff, moving crews, landlords and installers.

PRELEASING SERVICES

We leverage our expertise in commercial interiors to provide landlords, real estate brokers and property managers with strategic counsel and a clearly defined structure for leased spaces.

This includes feasibiliy studies, lease database development and maintenance, tenant design criteria and building plate analysis.

3D VISUALIZATION

3D Visualization is becoming an industry standard.  The more our clients understand the look and feel of our designs, the more comfortable they’ll be at making decisions.  Having a clear understanding of the design intent before construction begins is the best method to significantly reduce the risk of unnecessary changes.

A design presentation in 3D could be a fly-through video or multiple perspective views of your project.  At Ray, we have staff experienced in digital editing, lighting effects, complex polygon modelling, particle systems material development and texturing. We use 3ds Max as our main modelling software with various rendering engines and composition programs that are tailored for the project.

"We love knowing that what we said will happen, happened. Because that's how we planned it to happen."

Ray Creates Space

Whether it’s a boutique office under 10,000 sq ft or a facility over 100,000 sq ft, Ray specializes in commercial interiors that work. Our clients come from a range of industries, including finance, public sector, manufacturing, professional services and technology.

This expertise has made us the go-to strategic partner for tenants, landlords, real estate brokers and property managers across North America. Here are a few highlights:

Meet Ray

"You may know us as Raymond Chiappetta Associates (or RCA). While our name has changed, our passion for planning successful design solutions remains at the core of what we do.

Since 1987, we’ve created innovative, productive commercial interiors. Led by Joe Trozzo & Isabelle Talbot, Ray has earned accolades for creating spaces that work."

Our Team

Isabelle Talbot

Isabelle Talbot

Principal

"Our designs are meant to be classic, timeless and built with materials that last."

Joe Trozzo

Joe Trozzo

Principal

"A smooth process is our success. Project wins come every time we bridge the bumps that inevitably come up along the way."

Tulin Artan

Tulin Artan

Associate & Design Director

"I always want to feel that I've gone as far as I could go with a design, and never settled. The greatest satisfaction is a happy client that is as pleased with the design I have provided as they are with the function and reflection of their essence."

Kate Curcio

Kate Curcio

Designer

"I'm drawn to simple, clean lines. But I also love bringing more elaborate, traditional elements into a modern space."

Matthew Bruk

Matthew Bruk

Project Manager

"For me, every new job means making new relationships and learning something new to improve my process."

Ron Pinson

Ron Pinson

Project Manager

"Collaboration and communication are always the best techniques to inspire a team - internal and external - to meet the deadline."

Dana Barbetta

Dana Barbetta

Designer

"I like to see how things are built from the ground up. Understanding how it all works makes you a better designer."

Nicky Chan

Nicky Chan

CAD & 3D Specialist

"I have a passion for the building industry and for constantly learning more about the tools I use every day."

Johnny Dang

Johnny Dang

Project Coordinator

"I love starting a project from scratch & seeing it through to the end, to the client's requirements & satisfaction."

Jessica Primok

Jessica Primok

Junior Architectural Technologist

"Working at Ray feels like working with family. We work as a team from the initial stages, straight through to the end."

Kathy Henriques

Kathy Henriques

Junior Designer

"Many believe that interior design consists of innovation, creativity and art but I believe the most important role of a designer is to become a problem solver."

Contact Ray

To learn more about how Ray can work for you, please call us at 416.538.1335 or fill out the following form: