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VITAL is a design strategy firm for the built environment. Since 2010, we have designed interior and urban spaces for people who want to shape the culture of their community.

We built VITAL to reflect the complex human, ecological, and construction systems that drive our projects. The VITAL team includes a rich diversity of backgrounds, including architecture, economics, sociology, education, and business. We grow our base knowledge by partnering with expert builders, behavioral scientists, and user experience designers.

VITAL seeks clients who want to become designers of great environments.


Our Process


Discover

1. Discovery


Every project starts with discovery. We listen, we observe and we interview stakeholders to understand what success means. We then produce a video narrative that expresses what the project should achieve.

Define

2. Define


Once we agree on what we need to achieve, we work with you to define a successful project strategy that matches your ambitions, schedule and resources. We author a roadmap and use it to reveal key challenges and opportunities that will drive the project.

Design

3. Design


Building upon the clear direction and strategy we shape together, our team of talented designers proposes design solutions that make your organization better.

Implement

4. Implement


We partner with highly skilled specialists to advance and refine our design solutions. Once construction begins, we remain in an active oversight role as we rely on craftsmen and contractors to build out the design.

Refine

5. Refine


Our clients have ambitious design goals. As a result, there are new elements in each project that must be tuned to fit. We stick around and work with our clients to make things just right.