LOUIX LOUIS at St. Regis Toronto (photo credit: Brandon Barre)

TORONTO — DesignAgency is opening an additional studio in Washington, D.C., following significant international growth in 2019. 

The Toronto-based company currently boasts studios in Toronto, Barcelona and Los Angeles. The Washington studio will focus on expanding DesignAgency’s hospitality interiors in North America. The new location will be led by newly appointed Design director and senior associate, David Hill, along with recently promoted U.S. managing director and senior associate, Alexandra Bruemmer Cole.

Hill, founder of DH Design in Los Angeles, has more than 25 years of experience designing hospitality and residential interiors around the globe for noteworthy international brands, including Kimpton, Westin and Autograph hotels. Hill will be relocating to Washington, where he will apply his collaborative and research-based approach to help expand DesignAgency’s presence in the U.S.

“As a peer I’ve admired DesignAgency for their contributions to the hospitality industry, their trusting client relationships and their reputation as thoughtful and creative designers,” says Hill. “It’s the perfect fit and I am very much looking forward to working with DesignAgency.”

Bruemmer Cole helped establish DesignAgency’s Los Angeles studio in 2017 and has managed U.S. clients since that time. She has been instrumental in the success of the company’s projects with brands such as SBE, Node Living, NeueHouse, MGM, Pendry, Joie de Vivre and others.

“During the past twenty-plus years as a creative agency, we have consistently aimed to foster strong leaders within our studio who inspire our staff to learn, grow and, most importantly, feel proud of the work we’re creating,” DesignAgency partners, Matt Davis, Allen Chan and Anwar Mekhayech say in a joint statement. “We look forward to seeing how David, Alexandra and the Washington studio will work with us to augment our team, significantly build and strengthen our existing American relationships, foster new clients and help us to realize exceptional new projects in the U.S. and beyond.”


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