Barbara is the best! She made our renovation incredibly smooth and so satisfying. She helped me think through the ideas I already had for our space, and she brought her expertise in so many areas. Barbara works in an efficient, detail-oriented, caring, and thoughtful way. She has great taste, and unique ideas.
She was able to integrate many goals I had for our school location, and prioritize to meet our budget limitations, and the needs of our staff and students. I would highly recommend her services.
Vancouver Better Office indeed performed really a great job for Neptune Bulk Terminal Maintenance Office in North Vancouver. I am 100% satisfy from point of design, material selection, fabrication, installation and project performance and coordination. presenting adequate drawings and specification at the design stage and finalizing them with client ensure covers Neptune criteria was excellent. I am really appreciate their management and well experienced technicians and workers as well.
Alireza Fallahpour, P.Eng.
Neptune Bulk Terminal
Neptune Bulk Terminals has successfully partnered with VBO to assess, design, budget and assist in the management of several projects including a major refurbishment of office space at Neptune Bulk Terminals Ltd. These projects have been completed on budget and met the goals and objectives established at the outset.VBO’s Principal has always taken the time to clearly understand the goals, objectives, budget and scope of work of our projects. VBO met with all individuals affected by the work, to clearly understand their working conditions and the potential impacts of change to the work place. VBO has used their expertise to produced a number of options and opportunities that fit within scope, budget, work space needs and improvements for NBT to select from for each project.NBT has been pleased with the expertise brought to each project, attention to detail and successful outcome.
Senior Vice President
Neptune Bulk Terminals
Barbara has passion to do design and project management, excellent work!
As an expanding not for profit organization, we had the challenging task of transforming our existing office to accommodate our growing team while keeping costs low.
Barbara’s innovative ideas and designs were instrumental to achieving what our office space is today. Throughout the process, Barbara really listened to our wants and needs, offered her invaluable recommendations, and created designs that exceeded our expectations. The end result was a plan that was very cost effective and a new office that we are really proud to be in.
What impressed me the most was Barbara’s passion and devotion to us; she really went the extra mile to help us achieve our goals. It was truly a pleasure working with her and I would not hesitate to recommend Vancouver Better Offices to anyone.
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 Barbara 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. I also wanted to re-use a lot of our old office furniture and 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 end result. Barbara has a high level of professionalism and an amazing eye for detail. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone!
Knowing that we were working with a limited budget, Barbara was able to deliver a design plan that accentuated the architectural features of our space without breaking the budget. These included seemingly simple or small things that were less expensive to implement but enhanced our space much more than the expensive solution. She has that eye and ability (you might say that “je ne c’est quoi”) to look at a room and know precisely how to make it look and function better. Her services were absolutely indispensable to us. We got tremendous value for money.
Initially, we had an idea of what our basic space planning needed to be, however we definitely required the assistance of a professional consultant in the field of office design to assure that our space would facilitate all of our daily business activities. We thus selected Vancouver Better Office as our design firm of choice. Right from the beginning , their professionalism, dynamic approach and devotion to service impressed us very much.
VBO has been able to put our wishes into plan, made some invaluable recommendations and kept us on track with our initial budget. They processed the Building Permit application and further coordinated the construction amongst all parties to assure quality and respect of our company’s branding. Our business experience with VBO has been superb and we would not hesitate to recommend them to any corporations out there looking for excellence for their office design and planning project.
We are pleased to express that Vancouver Better Office and their team have carried out the interior design of our office in a very professional manner, deserving an appreciation, as great ideas, flexible on time and on budget.
We have no hesitation to recommend Vancouver Better Office to any business who desire to create inspiring and productive workspace!
I want to thank you for doing outstanding work right from the beginning in getting the business permit to completion of what was, I think a dingy dark area, into an elegant, bright and professional looking office. Everyone who has visited me so far have been impressed with the colors, the furniture and just the over all look of the space.I know that you went above and beyond your parameters, from wanting to make sure that everything was in place and that I could start early September. When people ask me who helped me, I just say that I was fortunate enough to come across a clever woman with a quaint French accent who understood my needs immediately. Thank you again Barbara…. .I enjoy going to the office.
Quand nous avons pris la décision de réaménager nos bureaux, nous avons fait appel à Barbara Smyth. Barbara a agi avec beaucoup de subtilité en tenant compte des goûts des employés tout en ne perdant pas de vue l’image unifiée de nos bureaux. Son sens de l’innovation et de l’esthétique nous a impressionnés, tout comme sa relation à l’espace, aux matériaux, à la lumière, aux couleurs et aux objets. Avec un dévouement constant, elle a apporté une substantielle amélioration à nos locaux en adéquation avec notre budget.
“It was a pleasure working with Barbara to design our Downtown hair salon. Because that salon is on the second floor we were concerned about the lack of street level visibility but her design made the salon a visitable showcase at the corner or Burrard and Georgia. Her design for the backbar area and Colour Bar are so striking we always get rave reviews by everyone who enters. She helped us maintain the synchronicity between design and function while helping us create a harmonious environment for both staff and clients.”
“When we decided to remodel our office, we had no idea how complicated and time consuming the project would become. Hiring Vancouver Better Office was the best decision we’ve made. Not only were they able to handle all aspects of the project, their ability to lead us in the right direction, so to balance out our desires with budget, was a life saver! Hiring Vancouver office design, saved us more than just time and energy, we actually came below budget! For us it paid to hire professionals!”
Barbara Smyth from Vancouver Better Office is the most hardworking interior designer that I have worked with. Barbara is very talented and she works so well by listening to her client’s needs and incorporating the latest trends so that the final design work is perfect. She is knowledgeable, creative, professional, and has an excellent work ethic. Over the last number of years, she has helped me out with various design needs such as selecting lighting and plumbing fixtures, flooring, window treatments, wall colour, kitchen and bathroom designs. It has been a pleasure working with Barbara and I look forward to working with her again in the near future.
I would not hesitate to hire Barbara again for any future projects, she was fun to work and true professional at her job.