BAAID, ARIDO, IDC, NCIDQ
Design is not static. It’s very dynamic and changes from generation to generation. Once you learn about design, it changes your whole perspective.
I have more than 30 years of intercontinental experience, learning and expanding my expertise not just in North America, but in many other regions. My design philosophy is very simple. It can be summed up in three words: zero to one. Going from nothing to something, the true essence of innovation. No gimmicks, very straight-forward, presented in one concise sentence so that the client very clearly understands my design rationale. I focus on three primary elements in my design projects – functionality, practicality, and aesthetics. The worldwide design movement has evolved to so-called “manipulation of space”, it has been exciting to see interior design become a mature discipline since the turn of the 21st century.
My Sectors: Commercial Mixed-Use, Residential, Senior Living & Workplace.
My Services: Interior design.
We asked, Phil Wong answered:
What drew you to interior design?
“My father was a carpenter and builder, I spent time on work sites with him when I was younger. In high school I attended a technical institution where I learned about fabrication, metal, wood, plastic…I even used a drill machine. I found design to be very interesting and ended up joining a design build company. I learned a lot from my mentors, and I have learned a lot from the industry. Now, I really enjoy mentoring the next generation on how to communicate and how to build relationships with all kinds of different people.”
What have you achieved in your career that you are most proud of?
“I like to look not only at the quality of the end result, but at the quality of the entire process. How we worked with the client. How we worked with the contractor. Harmonization on the team. The new Casino Regina TI project stands out in my mind. Not only was the quality of the end product top notch, we were able to preserve a piece of Regina’s history while creating something new and exciting for the city, but everything ran so smoothly during the three-year and on-going project. Everyone involved really enjoyed their time on the project and felt fulfilled – to me, this is success.”