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marquardt showroom + brand sampler

contents 4 who is marquardt+ 6 what we do 9 experience 30 team 36 client list

+1 773 227 0007

who is marquardt+ We are interdisciplinary designers. Our passion is simply design. All of it. It is at the foundation of everything we do. We see the big picture and believe all realms of design interact with and influence one another. Design is an understanding, not an area of practice.





what we do This is an abbreviated list. We don’t limit ourselves to one field of design. We can be your complete solution, but are also accustomed to supplementing existing spaces, brands, etc. We don’t have to do it all, but we can.



experience Combined, we have over 90 years of experience. The people who make up our firm have diverse backgrounds and areas of study, from interior design to brand identity to product development. These distinct viewpoints have been collecting, melding and expanding within the walls of our open studio for 25 years. This allows m+ to have a comprehensive perspective that enables us to flourish across the wide spectrum known as design. Our process is an open dialogue with our clients. We get to know them, their brand and their goals. This means we are able to trim the fat and directly respond to the challenge in a concise, non-egocentric manner.


okamura corporation

Okamura is Japan’s largest manufacturer of high-end commercial furniture, but their presence in the US was virtually unknown. m+ re-planned their space to pull consumers in and around the product offerings while engaging them with custom designed macro graphics. US sales and traffic have since increased. m+ continues to design marketing emails and write product press releases for Okamura. pictured, custom artwork created from existing product photography 10



maya romanoff

Maya Romanoff creates extraordinary wall surfaces. To increase market share they asked m+ in 2010 to design and develop a full gut renovation for their Chicago Flagship showroom, following an attempt by another firm. m+ then developed the NY space in 2012. pictured, custom signage and product display for new york



13 * Chicago Flagship work performed as Design Collaboratives


pictured, custom fixture and product display for new york 15

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einstein law ltd

m+ re-branded this law firm following the retirement of one of the firms partners. In addition to developing a new contemporary and timeless logo, m+ created new collateral including letterhead, business cards, envelopes, labels and envelopes. pictured, business card.








m+ helped The HON Company create the basyx brand, from naming and logo development through to gut renovated showrooms. The work included logo identity, brand standards, all collateral material, print ads, website design, tradeshow exhibits and showrooms in Chicago and New York. pictured, product display and storage.

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work performed as Design Collaboratives


Š2006 basyx is a trademark.

Printed in USA.

Form No. H3162 (1/06)

Modular desks with endless options ...



the lofts at museum park

This contemporary refresh for a private high-rise included a new, custom designed security desk, terrazzo floor with custom pattern, material specifications and color palette. pictured, desk detail with security screen.

20 *work performed as Design Collaboratives



greatlakes architectural millworks

m+ has worked with Greatlakes on many interior build-out projects, so when the new owner was looking to rebrand, they contacted us because of our in-depth knowledge of the brand. m+ created a new logo, collateral and website including directing all project photography and copywriting. pictured, macro image of new logo




invista antron

m+ successfully designed, developed, and coordinated the full gut-renovation of the Invista Antron Resource Center in Chicago in just 13 weeks, including achieving LEED-Gold certification. pictured, storefront through to resource center displays.

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work performed as Design Collaboratives




m+ worked with Johnsonite flooring to create retail exhibits for tradeshows across the US and Canada. To further engage customers, m+ designed the floor pattern, wall graphics and signage using Johnsonite product, showing new and innovative applications. pictured, custom ‘floating’ product display table

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work performed as Design Collaboratives



( ki ) This custom desk is a permanent installation in the KI showroom. It is back lit with LED lights controlled by a dimmer switch, allowing the client to change the intensity of the glow as needed. kreuger international

pictured, corner detail of desk

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work performed as Design Collaboratives



tom marquardt, SBID founder, principal, design director Harnessing over 25 years of experience and a triple major in graphic, industrial and interior design, Tom is the definition of interdisciplinary design. He brings his philosophy and vision to each project and the objectivity of a seasoned business owner. Tom has been involved in a variety of projects throughout the years, from the creation of corporate brand, identity and packaging to their application in branded environments and interior spaces in the US and abroad. These projects include providing design direction, project management and coordination between the client, consultants and general contractors. 30


University of Wisconsin   Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Design   Graphic, Industrial + Interior selected project experience

Archiwerks Design School, Chicago IL Maya Romanoff, New York NY, Chicago IL Atlas Carpet Mills, Los Angeles CA The Hon Company, National Italian Trade Commission, Italy TetraPak, Denton TX, Vernon Hills IL Okamura Corporation, Chicago IL Industrias Riviera SA de CV, Multinational Office Depot, DelRay Beach FL Eva Maddox Associates, Chicago IL

james wild, AIA, LEED© AP project architect, lead design James has over 20 years of professional experience at notable architecture firms including Perkins + Will, Gensler and Valerio Dewalt Train. Jim is an important member of the m+ team, plus the founder and head of Gridwerk Architecture, our architecture division. He has worked on projects ranging from high-end interior renovations to large scale high-rises such as the Chicago Spire, from rfp through construction administration. James brings a fresh perspective to each project and strikes a balance between design, technology, and function on retail, commercial mixed use, and corporate projects. Recently, he and his team were awarded 3rd place in the 2012 Chicago Prize Competition: Future Prentice.


University of Michigan, School of Architecture   Master of Architecture   Bachelor of Science, Architecture + Planning selected project experience

Chicago Prize Competition, Chicago IL Oshkosh Toy Store, Oshkosh WI Vista de Paradisio Villas, Costa Rica Maya Romanoff, New York NY, Chicago IL Invista Antron, Chicago IL One Haworth Center, Holland MI* Block 89, Madison WI* Borders Books & Music, National* Gardner-James Residence, New York, NY* Bank One Core Data Center, Wilmington DE*

* work with previous firms


vince gammino senior designer Vince has been working in architecture firms and fabrication houses since he was 15. To say design is Vince’s passion is an understatement. From high-profile residential interiors to exclusive retail fixturing, Vince has done it all in his over 40 years in the design industry. Vince’s experience includes architecture, fixture detailing, space planning, design, and project management. He excels at finding solutions for custom furniture, fixtures and wall systems. He is a master at unique details and cost-efficient design solutions, which can be seen in his projects found throughout North America and Europe.



University of Illinois - Chicago (formerly Circle) School of Architecture, Architectural Studies selected project experience

The HON Company, National Atlas Carpet Mills, Los Angeles CA Provence Bed and Breakfast, France Design Dental, Naperville IL Maya Romanoff, New York NY, Chicago IL Joel Berman Glass Studios, Vancouver BC Hollywood House, Chicago IL Lumicor, National Forest Preserve District of Will County, IL

catherine minervini strategic marketing specialist + public relations With nearly 25 years of experience in the design industry and educated as an interior designer, Catherine has worked in marketing and interior design with firms such as Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates in New York and Bentley Prince Street. Catherine was previously the VP of Marketing at Bentley. Responsibilities included product strategy and positioning, product merchandising, brand management, marketing and online strategies, and public relations and communication strategies. Catherine founded Green Owl Studio in 2009 with a singular goal in mind: create a collaborative consultancy. She keeps the solutions focused, the ideas big, and the approach fresh.


Moore College of Art and Design Bachelor of Fine Arts selected project experience

World Trade Center’s Windows on the World Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Cinemas Walsh Center for the Performing Arts at Texas Christian University Bank of Omans Dubai Bank of America Bulgari Shearson Lehman Brothers Essex House Madison Square Garden Interface Flooring Systems*

* work with previous firm


lauren haras marketing director, business development With degrees in Mass Communication + Business Management, Lauren offers a broad range of knowledge and experience in brand strategy, marketing plan development, and business development for a variety of market segments.


In addition, Lauren is also responsible for assisting with the marquardt+ and Gridwerk Architecture strategies and brand initiatives, project management of communication design projects and architectural rendering development.

selected project experience

Lauren actively participates in the design and business community through design jury critiques, and attending Chicago area professional services events sponsored by CoreNet, SMPS, and NAIOP.


Columbia College   Bachelor of Arts, Business Management Parkland College   Associate of Art, Advertising and Public Relations

Krueger International (KI), Chicago IL Gridwerk Architecture, Chicago IL Greencorps, Chicago IL Greatlakes Architectural Millworks, Chicago IL Einstein Law Ltd, Chicago IL OAI Inc, Chicago IL Countryside Saloon, Des Plaines IL Dîner en Blanc, Chicago IL AEMMP Records, Chicago IL*

* work with previous firms

katelyn landeck communication design director Katelyn is a talented communication designer with experience in identity, brand standards, packaging, print collateral, environmental graphics, messaging and more. She helped lead the re-branding of the firm in 2011 when our name changed from Design Collaboratives. In addition, she has been the graphic lead on several interior and re-branding projects in recent years, including designing custom artwork and macro graphics for Okamura. Katelyn is an active member in the design community, contributing to classes at Harrington College of Design and providing photo direction and critiques for student portfolios.


Harrington College of Design   Bachelor of Fine Arts, Communication Design   with a specialization in Branding Washtenaw Community College   Associate of Applied Science, Graphic Design selected project experience

Okamura Corporation, Chicago IL Einstein Law Ltd, Chicago IL OAI Inc, Chicago IL ZICO Coconut Water, Los Angeles CA* Chicago Children’s Choir, IL* Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, IL* McCormick Foundation, Chicago IL* Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure, IL* * work with previous firms


abbreviated client list

AGI Industries, Inc. A.H. Dentistry Archiwerks Design School Allsteel, Inc Alpha Family Chiropractors American Academy of Pediatrics American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Arc-Com ArtNex Atlas Carpet Mills, Inc basyx, a HON Company Belzer, Batten, Lampe & Volden Medical Butler Chiropractic Brayton International Brown Jordan International The Bruss Company Carstensen Construction & Developments, Inc CF Stinson Cindy Carpenter Southwest Cirque du Soleil (with Miller Zell) Countryside Saloon Crossroads Health Center Decor Cable Innovations Design Dental DIFFA Draper and Kramer E.I. DuPont De Nemours ESI Ergonomic Solutions Eva Maddox Associates, Inc HOMessence The HON Company Horizon Hospice and Palliative Care Ignition Strategic Communications Industries Rivera SA de CV Inland Group, Inc Invista/Antron Carpet Fiber Italian Trade Commission


Joel Berman Glass Studios Johnkendall Johnsonite Krueger International (KI) Lauterbach & Associates Dental Offices Lumicor Macfarlan Real Estate Investment Maya Romanoff Merchandise Mart Properties Motorola Murbach Residence Nemschoff North Shore Dentistry for Children OAI, Inc Office Depot, Inc Ogilvy Okamura Corporation Oldcastle Glass Patios Plus Paul Rehder Salons Provence Bed and Breakfast Ansouis Provena Healthcare Billing Offices Ravenswood Special Events, Inc Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Rembrandt Album Tropitone Furniture Company, Inc Sauder Manufacturing Studio of Aesthetic Dentistry Techno s.p.a. (furniture) Telescope Casual Tetra Pak Inc. Tropitone Furniture Company Inc. Thinktank, Inc United Display Universal Access Bathroom Design, Kohler Design University of Wales/Swansea Westfield Test Kitchens William F. Eisner Advertising Museum

contact lauren haras marketing director, business development +1 773 227 0007


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