February 20, 2008

Canadian firm listed as a top 100 interior design giant

For Immediate Release

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – Kasian has been listed as the only Canadian based firm on Interior Design magazine’s annual list of the Top 100 Interior Design Giants.  The award-winning architecture and interior design firm was listed as #88 for 2007 by the highly reputable, New York based publication. All of the other firms on the list are based in the United States.

“This listing is an indication that our firm’s solid presence on the global market is starting to be recognized,” said Don Kasian, President of Kasian. “Our interior design studio has set itself apart as a leader through dedication, design excellence, and a collaborative mandate.”

Interior Design magazine defines the giants as “…the firms that generate the revenues that give design cause to call itself an industry.” The listing is based on revenue comparisons but it also notes the project value and square footage of the total work installed as well as the number of interior design staff in the firm and the firm’s previous years ranking. Interior Design magazine has run their annual listing of design giants for the past 30 years.

Kasian’s Interior Design Studio placed 88 on the list with a 2007 reporting of $8.3 million US in interior design fees, $41 million US in completed project value, 8.2 million square feet of work completed, and 60 interior design staff. Kasian was listed at101 last year. Some of Kasian’s key interior design projects include the Calgary Courts Centre in Calgary, Alberta, BCIT Aerospace Campus in Richmond, British Columbia, TELUS (national account), and various corporate office spaces across the country.

Founded in 1985, Kasian is a global architecture and interior design firm based in Canada. The firm has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Dubai, Mumbai, and Shanghai with over 350 total staff worldwide. Kasian is a leader in the design of education, recreational, public and health care facilities, transportation infrastructure, urban development and interior design.

Resources: www.kasian.com, www.interiordesign.net