Toronto, ON – Sept. 28, 2023 – DesignAgency is delighted to announce the appointment of Julia Summerville to Principal. Summerville’s promotion recognizes the former Design Director’s strengths as a designer, a project manager, and a trusted client partner.
“We welcome Julia’s leadership as we continue to strengthen the practice,” says Matt Davis, Founding Partner. “As we identify new ways to create engaging and immersive environments, we know how important it is to evolve and add new voices to address the needs of a rapidly changing world. Julia’s addition to DesignAgency’s leadership is an honour we celebrate with our talented team.” Summerville joined DesignAgency in 2015 and quickly emerged as a key contributor to the studio’s portfolio of hospitality destinations. She has amplified DesignAgency’s luxury portfolio with the success of projects such as St. Regis Hotel’s lobby and signature restaurant Louix Louis, The Ritz-Carlton’s Epoch Kitchen & Terrace, The Dalmar Fort Lauderdale, as well as Pendry Hotels across various locations, and many other foundational brands in the hospitality industry.
“Julia is a remarkable asset to both DesignAgency and the profession at large,” says Alexandra Cole, US Managing Director and Principal. “Her positive rapport is evident in both her projects and the shared sense of satisfaction of everyone who works with her. Julia is not only a generous collaborator and colleague, but a great mentor and leader.”
DesignAgency is an award-winning international design studio with more than 25 years of experience in interior design, architectural and landscape concepting, strategic branding, and visual communications. With studios in Toronto, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Barcelona, DesignAgency has developed a global reputation for creating exceptional environments that people experience fully and deeply. Collaboration is a pillar of our practice and one of our greatest strengths. DesignAgency’s talented designers are informed by curiosity, international perspectives, and a drive for innovation. Working across hospitality, residential, commercial, and retail sectors, the team collaborates with clients and local and international artists, craftspeople, and suppliers to realize extraordinary experiences with lasting value.
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