Theory Design is debuting the interior design for Theory Design’s and Seagate Development Group’s two-story corporate headquarters at 9921 Interstate Commerce Drive. Located just off Alico Road and seconds from I-75 in Fort Myers, the 13,000-square-foot facility is a direct result of an exterior and interior concept by Theory Design, Seagate and Joe McHarris at McHarris Planning & Design in Bonita Springs. Currently, it is the home base for over 60 employees and personnel whose space reflects both the present and future work of both companies.

A timeless sense of strength and modern influence is detected the second you enter the parking lot. This reflects the core values within the building and is apparent in the exterior’s modern lines, expansive windows, massive black steel brackets and highly distinguishable canopies. The exterior color palette ranges from Morning Fog to Serious Gray and Heron Plume.

The forward-thinking approach to the headquarters is carried into and throughout the streamlined, fully functional interior spaces as well as complemented by smart technology like smartboards and Surface Pro laptops. The hotel-like reception area includes reverse soffit ceilings, LED cove lighting, a stainless-steel elevator, concrete-like tile flooring, a custom marble and ebony wood reception desk, and sleek black baseboards. Minimalist pendant lighting hangs over the desk and in front of floor-to-ceiling walnut-finish panels as well as hidden storage cabinetry. Low-back chairs were recently added to the lobby to reflect a comfortable atmosphere. The first floor continues with three conference rooms that offer linen-like wall covering and walnut-wood-paneled walls, private offices and an oversized training center. They all feature floor-to-ceiling glass partition walls and doors that prompt natural lighting, modern-style carpet tile in Dark Steel, wide windows with solar screen shades, and walnut-finish cabinetry and panels that reflect the reception space. Collaboration areas range from a generously sized lounge area to a kitchen, a café-inspired coffee bar and a breakroom, complete with Bosch appliances, flatscreen televisions, Pompeii quartz countertops and other high-end finishes. Restrooms throughout the building provide Light Grey matte-finished tile, Pompeii quartz countertops, Kohler plumbing and wall coverings.

The second floor is reserved for executive offices and a full-service design studio with 11-foot ceilings, project tables, a complete library of samples and an incomparable view of a never-ending lake. Finishes mimic the other collaborative areas. Much like the first level, it features floor-to-ceiling windows and offices surrounded by glass partition walls and plenty of natural light as well as a kitchen, a café-inspired coffee bar and a breakroom with the same upgrades and finishes as downstairs. Details exclusive to the upper level include a living-room-type lounge off the elevator, complete with wall covering. An all-encompassing Board Room presents a large custom walnut conference table, reverse-soffit ceilings with a walnut insert, a wine bar with a full-size Sub-Zero wine refrigerator, ebony cabinetry by Fusion, Pompeii quartz countertops, and a Kohler sink and faucet. The Board Room opens to a balcony with modern bar tables and stools that overlook the tranquil lake. Designer and Seagate partner conference rooms display flatscreen TVs for presentations and meetings. Private offices for partners and managers are lined with elegant and decorative wallpaper and reflect each executive’s unique style via dark furniture, light collectibles and study-style desks.

This creative step into an office of the future was taken ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the open-concept design allows all team members to work in a safe, socially distant environment, while encouraging them to collaborate and engage as a way of executing forward-thinking ideas. The design was inspired by the establishment of Theory Design in 2019, giving Theory Design and Seagate the invaluable ability to come together on projects and accommodate their rapid growth.

In addition to creating the interior for its and Seagate’s corporate office, Theory Design is completing the interior for the furnished Revana, Monterey II and Sonoma model homes in the Isola Bella neighborhood at Talis Park (Naples) as well as the furnished Bal Harbour, Beacon, Sunny Isles and Cape Romano models at Hill Tide Estates (Boca Grande). The Revana and Monterey II models will be complete in Spring 2022, while the Sonoma model will be complete in Summer 2022. The Bal Harbour model will be complete this autumn, while the Beacon and Cape Romano models will be complete in 2022.

The team recently completed the furnished Sonoma and Monterey models in Isola Bella at Talis Park as well as the furnished Genova, Santorini and Monaco models at Esplanade Lake Club (Fort Myers). This comes shortly after the completion of the interior for a $5-million-plus grand estate model at Quail West (Naples). Theory Design’s current projects span four customer homes at Talis Park and two customer homes at Esplanade Lake Club as well as one customer home in Fort Myers. Renovations range from Sanibel to Old Naples.

Theory Design, a Seagate Development Group company, is dedicated to excellence in interior design via new construction and renovations for residential and commercial properties. The result of a collaboration with Seagate, Theory Design lends a unique design approach to fast-growing projects. With a concept-to-completion portfolio, the licensed and highly experienced team is inspired by nature and organic elements as well as modern but timeless, holistic design. Their goal is to engage with clients and infuse their character and personality into award-winning interiors that surpass client expectations. The team’s award-winning portfolio includes the Sonoma model in Talis Park’s Isola Bella community and the Streamsong model at Quail West. Theory Design’s Oak Hill model at Quail West was featured as Home & Design magazine’s February 2021 Signature home, in partnership with Hickory Chair Furniture. It encompasses modern interiors that create a picture-perfect indoor-outdoor concept.

Aside from Theory Design’s and Seagate’s corporate headquarters, the team also designed a 900-square-foot Theory-Seagate office at 411 Park Ave. on Boca Grande, just minutes from Hill Tide Estates and in the heart of the island’s historic district. It includes a showroom and office space. For more information, visit TheoryDesign.com.

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Commercial Design

Your commercial space may have a multitude of possibilities and equally, more than a few challenges along the way.  Whether you are dealing with a project starting from the ground up or the need to renovate a preexisting space, Theory Design understands how to maximize your commercial space saving you time, money and hassle along the way. We work as a team with your building contractor to manage the schedule and budget for a seamless building process.

Renovation Design

We understand that your renovation project, regardless of the size of that project, can become a daunting and frustrating task. Theory Design will be there to guide you through the process from the initial planning stage, product selections, as well as coordinating with the contractor. Your experience will be a much smoother process with our design coordination. We understand the hurdles that can arise in the middle of a renovation including delays with unexpected site conditions. We realize there could be possible design alterations and are prepared to offer solutions to avoid delays and cost overruns.

Residential Design

The Theory Design team will get involved early in your home design process. We get to know you, your lifestyle, your budget and your style to create a Design Concept. We then collaborate with you, your Architect and Builder as well as the Landscape Designer to create a functional plan that reflects the Design Concept. We create your color scheme and interior details. We select and specify every element of your home down to the smallest detail. Theory Design is engaged in the process of designing your home from start to finish.

Interior Design Assistant

THEORY DESIGN OVERVIEW

Theory Design, a Seagate Development Group company, is dedicated to excellence in interior design via new construction and renovations for residential and commercial properties. With a portfolio of concept-to-completion projects, the team is inspired by nature and organic elements, the spirit of handmade objects and a timeless, holistic design. Their goal is to engage with clients and infuse his or her character and personality into award-winning interiors. 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assist Operations Manager and Interior Designers
  2. Prepare and update finish schedules and various design presentations
  3. Organize multiple projects including information flow, communication, documents, samples
  4. Assist with furniture ordering and payment, follow up on lead times, coordinate deliveries and installations
  5. Facilitate warranty claims.
  6. Enters and maintains project budgets
  7. Maintains an advanced knowledge of the Design Manager software
  8. Pricing and specifications
  9. Assist with furniture installs
  10. Interact with clients
  11. Pick up samples and miscellaneous items
  12. Additional office management and administrative tasks

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES 

  1. Assists with client billing. 
  2. Assists with furniture installs. 
  3. Picks up samples and miscellaneous items. 
  4. Conducts additional office management dues and administrative tasks. 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Quality Communication: 

The Interior Design Assistant must be a detail-oriented individual with strong communication skills, exceptional organizational skills.

Computer Skills: 

To perform this job successfully, the Interior Design Assistant must be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. 

Education/Experience:

Three-plus years of experience at an interior design company; high school diploma and two to four years of postsecondary education. 

Certificates and Licenses:

Valid driver’s license

BENEFITS

Group Health Insurance

401(k) Matching

Paid Holidays, Vacation and Personal Days

Senior Interior Designer

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THEORY DESIGN OVERVIEW

Theory Design, a Seagate Development Group company, is dedicated to excellence in interior design via new construction and renovations for residential and commercial properties. With a portfolio of concept-to-completion projects, the team is inspired by nature and organic elements as well as modern but timeless, holistic design. Their goal is to engage with clients and infuse his or her character and personality into award-winning interiors.

CULTURE

Our culture can be found where collaboration meets diversification. We channel our diverse experiences toward recognizing, achieving and perfecting the Seagate mission:

  • Peer Presentations
  • One-On-One meetings
  • Management Training Courses
  • Refreshed Marketing Materials

From there, our company celebrates the successful application of that mission:

  • Team Outings
  • Food Trucks and Treats
  • Awards/Honors
  • Impromptu Prizes

Every component of our culture is ultimately filtered through our corporate headquarters – designed with collaboration and diversification in mind:

  • Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
  • Open-Concept Areas
  • Uniquely Named Conference Rooms
  • Hotel-Like Reception and Common Areas

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Communicates and works with clients throughout the interior design process.
  2. Sources interior finishes, hard and soft furnishings, lighting and interior details.
  3. Creates and executes design concepts, interior detail drawings and presentation materials.
  4. Creates finish schedules and keeps organized records of project details.
  5. Coordinates multiple projects simultaneously.
  6. Assists with order placements and management.
  7. Oversees project installations.
  8. Maintains an overall luxury experience by supporting clients with expertise and courtesy.
  9. Completes projects on schedule and within established budgets.
  10. Works on client projects as well as in-house projects.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Maintains a thorough knowledge of market design trends.
  2. Helps manage materials library.
  3. Works with contractors and vendors.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Quality Communication:

The Senior Interior Designer must have superior presentation and communication skills, both in verbal and written form, as well as be able to take direction and work independently to meet deadlines.

Artistic Abilities:

The Senior Interior Designer must have strong artistic skills, including hand-rendering and sketching capabilities, with CAD experience preferred.

Customer Service Skills:

The Senior Interior Designer must be able to identify clients’ needs and provide a first-class experience to clients via attention to detail and outstanding problem-solving skills.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, the Senior Interior Designer must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Education/Experience:

15-plus years of design experience, with residential new construction and residential remodel experience required; knowledge of interior finishes, furniture, codes and construction process; degree in interior design or related field preferred.

Certificates:

NCIDQ certification (preferred)

BENEFITS

  • Medical, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance – Effective Immediately
  • 401(k) Matching – After 90 Days
  • Ongoing Education (Third-Party Conferences, Seminars/Webinars and Networking Events)
  • Two Weeks of Paid Vacation
  • Five Paid Personal Days
  • Eight Paid Holidays
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement
  • Gas Card

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