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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Workplace design has changed a lot in the last few years, the new hybrid workplace brought to the forefront a shift that had started before covid: the need to make the office feel more like home. The new workplace requires attention to elements that were considered “decorating” rather than design in the past, things have changed and in response to that need we offer Stylization services.
Stylization is the inclusion of artwork, plants, objects, textures and other design elements that bring a space to life. It can be added to new or existing spaces, ideally part of the initial design process.
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.
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:
Home Equity Bank, TorontoCORPORATE
Stifel Canada, TorontoCORPORATE
Blue Ant Media, TorontoCORPORATE
Mathews Dinsdale & Clark LLP, TorontoCORPORATE
Take 5 Productions, EtobicokeCORPORATE
Asset Management Company, TorontoCORPORATE
Odgers Berndtson, TorontoCORPORATE
Rose Rocket, TorontoCORPORATE
Fiera Capital Corporation, TorontoCORPORATE
Cormark Securities Inc., TorontoCORPORATE
Oxford Workplace Innovation Challenge, TorontoCORPORATE
Veeva Systems Inc., TorontoCORPORATE
Financial Services Provider, TorontoCORPORATE
The Daniels Corporation, TorontoCORPORATE
Dentsu Aegis Network, TorontoCORPORATE
Primerica Financial Services (Canada) Ltd.CORPORATE
Top Hat, TorontoCORPORATE
Russell Investments, TorontoCORPORATE
Food Court Project, Toronto
200 Bay Street, Toronto
Food Court Project, Toronto
“Great design starts with great listening and storytelling. I believe that the design of a great space is when a space is holistically designed to express the client’s present story and future vision, expressed in a three-dimensional workplace that’s both stimulating and high performing.”