About Us – Our Values
To keep your workforce healthy and productive, we need clean air, natural resources, and a nontoxic environment. Inspired by the great outdoors, the Green Office Design infuses, natural light & organic textures into our workspaces, rekindling our love affair with nature and encouraging us to be kinder to our planet and to each other.
Our communication with you will always be timely and clear. Getting a response to a phone call or email is never something you will have to worry about with us. You will be able to see each step in the entire process. You’ll receive regular summaries of where your project stands, and what work is being done. You will always know where your project stands.
We’ll will always be honest about time and budget. We think you deserve a realistic expectation of time and budget, and we will help you make the best decisions.
Meet Our Team
Barbara Smyth, Principal Senior office designer, IDC
Principal, Senior office designer, IDC Originally from Quebec Barbara moved to Vancouver in 1993. She graduated in interior design in 1986 at the Cegep of Trois- Rivières, Qc, and in Scenography at UBC in 2002. After nearly two decades of serving in various and prominent interior design projects, she decided that office design and Multi residential unit was for her the most enjoyable, so she founded VOD Office Design in 2007.
Barbara realised how people’s well-being is important in improving productivity and engagement in the workplace and her goals turned to creating an ideal living environment, and offering complete services in design, construction, and project management processes. Throughout the years, she has assembled a team of specialised consultants and contractors which allow VOD Office Design to deliver workspaces and multi residential units for today’s needs and the future at a competitive price and in a timely manner. Barbara has participated in GOLD LEED projects, received 2 awards for residence Kinsmen Dream in Quebec, designed and managed a luxury home in Karasawa in Japan.
BC housing, Gold LEED project.
Suki’s hair salon.
Kinsmen Dream Home, Quebec award winning.
Giraffe Design partners.
Pierre Guimond, Architect AIBC, Principal, LEED AP Plan Bleu Architecture + interior Inc.
Also originally from Quebec, Pierre graduated from the UBC School of Architecture in 1988. He co-founded Plan Bleu Architecture + Interior Inc. in 2010. Pierre and Barbara have worked together for over a decade, cooperating on several successful projects. Pierre has designed various commissions including office buildings, commercial and industrial upgrades, care facilities, multifamily projects, and affordable housing. Pierre is certified as LEED Energy in Environmental Design, is a member of Passive House Canada and a member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia. He is very knowledgeable about the Building Code and local approving authorities. His goals are to promote peace, happiness, and the construction of a space that is in harmony with its natural and social environment.
“Barbara has designed my offices several times over the past 7 years. We recently expanded and I needed to move the company into new and bigger office space. I hired VOD Office Design and her team to renovate the new space in order to accommodate our growing team, and I wanted a fresh, bright and fun space for our employees. Barbara was instrumental in managing the new space to accommodate our custom furniture, which really helped keep the budget down to a manageable level. We are extremely happy with the result. Barbara has a high level of professionalism and an amazing eye for detail. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone!”
CAROYN DOUGLAS, CEO
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