From concept to construction, let Gaia and her team be your guide to make your dream space, reality.
Trust us to take care of your project from concept design to permit documents and finished construction, with transparency, a focus on sustainability, and always putting your interests first.
PLANS AND PERMITS
Building a home or remodeling your existing space can be a daunting task, but at GAIA/S DESIGN, we have a wealth of experience and expertise to guide you through the process. With over 70 completed projects in the last 10 years, we have honed our craft and assembled a team of licensed professionals to offer our clients a comprehensive package of services that includes:
Interior design plans and specifications that bring your vision to life.
Coordination and management of architectural and engineering plans that ensures they meet all building codes and regulations.
Landscape design and plans that seamlessly integrate your outdoor spaces with the rest of the property.
Permit expediting services that help you navigate the complex and often confusing permitting process.
High-quality renderings that give you a realistic idea of what your finished space will look like
Construction administration and project management that keeps your project on track and within budget.
Budgeting and contractor management that ensures that you get the best value for your money.
When the plans are ready and approved by the city and local authorities, we will also assist you in choosing the right contractors, managing construction, and purchasing materials, fixtures, furniture, and millwork. We are passionate about creating beautiful, functional spaces that reflect our clients' unique personalities and lifestyles, and we will work closely with you every step of the way to ensure that your project is a success.
At GAIA/S DESIGN, we offer a comprehensive owner representation service that is designed to provide our clients with the guidance and support they need to ensure that their construction projects are completed to the highest standards, on time, and within budget.
As an owner's representative, our role is to act as a liaison between the property owner and the construction team, representing the owner's interests and ensuring that the end result meets their specifications and expectations. We work closely with the design team, general contractor, and other project stakeholders to develop and manage the project budget and schedule, and to coordinate and communicate effectively throughout the construction process.
We conduct regular site visits to assess progress and compliance with plans and specifications, and to identify and address any issues that may arise. We review and approve all project invoices and change orders and manage the punch list and closeout process to ensure that the project is completed to the owner's satisfaction.
At GAIA/S DESIGN, we take great pride in our ability to provide a balance for the owner in the construction process, providing our clients with a neutral and impartial third-party professional who is dedicated to ensuring that their projects are completed to the highest standards. We are passionate about our work and our attention to detail is unmatched.
Sustainable architecture is a design approach that aims to create buildings and structures that are environmentally responsible, energy-efficient, and cost-effective. It involves the use of renewable energy sources, energy-efficient systems, and materials that have a low environmental impact. The goal of sustainable architecture is to reduce the overall environmental footprint of a building while also providing a healthy and comfortable living or working environment for its occupants.
At GAIA/S DESIGN, we are committed to sustainable architecture and offer it as a service to our clients. We believe that buildings should be designed to minimize their environmental impact while also promoting the well-being of its occupants. Our team of experts in sustainable design use advanced technologies, materials and techniques to create efficient and innovative designs that are tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients, while also being mindful of the environment. We strive to create spaces that are not only beautiful and functional, but also promote a sustainable and healthy lifestyle.
HOME IS WHERE YOU BELONG
sustainability, transparency, and honesty
As a child, I was always drawn to creating and building. At six years old, I designed and constructed my first project using recycled cardboard, a dollhouse that was efficient, minimal, and sustainable. Each "tenant" had their own dwelling and access to nature through a garden or balcony to enhance their overall experience.
As a teenager, I began working for my mother's engineering firm, Studio di Ingegneria Giovanna Maria Bianchessi, where I gained a strong foundation in entrepreneurship and creativity. I later went on to study Architecture with a focus on sustainable design at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy, while continuing to work at my mother's firm. During this time, I gained valuable field experience working with a development company, Country House SRL, where I developed my first residential and commercial projects.
In 2015, I established my own construction company in Miami, where I collaborated as project manager with esteemed designers and developers such as Avant Design Group, Michael Wolk Design Associates, Related Group, Armani/Casa and Patchwork Studio.
Throughout my career, my purpose has remained constant: to design and build spaces that are honest, sustainable, and tailored to the unique personalities of my clients. This is the foundation of GAIA/S DESIGN, my company that creates organic and sustainable spaces that prioritize both the client's needs and environmental considerations. I believe in creating spaces that are both functional and visually pleasing, and I never lose sight of the passion that drives me to create.
Founder GAIA/S DESIGN INC.
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