The Drake Expansion Among Toronto Summer Hot Spots – The New York Times
July 14, 2022
“This is the kind of property with a full-time art curator, color-saturated interiors by the innovative DesignAgency and live music in the basement.”
The design of Dimensions is given thoughtful consideration – the Globe & Mail
July 8, 2022
How psychedelic therapy clinics are designing perfectly imperfect spaces to enhance their treatments
Co-founder Anwar Mekhayech shares his favourite things with Barron’s Penta
July 6, 2022
“What’s Canadian is the sense of enjoyment, the lack of ego, the transparency, the trust. Our studio is also multicultural, and we leverage that.”
NeueHouse Bradbury listed among top international co-working space by Lifestyle Asia
June 26, 2022
Spread across an area of 25,000 square feet on the second floor, the shared office space was redesigned by DesignAgency as a ‘cultural home for creators, innovators and thought leaders.’
DesignAgency partners with Node on New Project in Spain – Yahoo News
June 21, 2022
Node Breaks Ground on its First Large Scale Flexible Accommodation Project in Madrid.
Premier Hospitality International Magazine spotlights DesignAgency
June 17, 2022
DesignAgency’s international success is based on its creative business savvy and its ability to work with clients to create meaningful narratives and high-quality environments that move businesses, hearts and ideas.
DesignAgency brings Carversteak to life in Las Vegas – Forbes Travel Guide
June 14, 2022
Why You Should Visit Las Vegas Right Now
Dimensions gets spotlight by Conde Nast World Traveller Spain
June 10, 2022
“Dimensions’ design vision was based on the principles of grounding, refined elements and sacred geometry. All aspects have been carefully studied to support guests on their journey towards personal growth, wellness, self knowledge and self-improvement”
Minami Toronto, the ‘casual’ interior of DesignAgency – Experimenta
June 3, 2022
DesignAgency infuses the environment with an avant-garde halo without losing sight of its origins. The lighting, furniture, ornamentation and green spaces… everything works.
DesignAgency’s collaboration with Dimensions featured in Hospitality Design
May 17, 2022
A Psychedelic Wellness Retreat Will Soon Open in Ontario
DesignAgency creates Ontario wellness retreat for psychedelic therapy – Dezeen
May 12, 2022
DesignAgency is working with psychedelic wellness company Dimensions to create a retreat on a 45-acre plot three hours north of Toronto, Canada.
Why DesignAgency Thinks Restaurants Are a Good Business Venture
March 3, 2022
The award-winning founders of DesignAgency are predicting a major comeback for hospitality.
Sheraton Centre Toronto and the Drake Hotel featured in Storeys
February 24, 2022
Despite the pandemic, Toronto hotels are having a major moment.
Three DesignAgency projects included in HGTV’s collection of luxury travel spots
January 5, 2022
The Drake Hotel’s Modern Wing, The Ritz-Carlton Toronto’s Epoch Bar & Kitchen, and the Sheraton Hotel Toronto’s Club Lounge were all featured in HGTV’s travel design inspiration list.
The Drake Hotel’s new Modern Wing included in Condé Nast Traveler’s ‘Most Exciting Hotel Openings This Winter’
December 10, 2021
“When one of our long-time favorite hotels in Toronto adds a new wing that more than doubles its room count, we consider that a whole new reason to go.”
Sheraton Centre Toronto unveils reimaged 43rd floor Sheraton Club – SupperClub
November 24, 2021
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel is welcoming guests again after completing the first phase of an extensive transformation that includes the re-opening of its Sheraton Club.
The Waverley is a leader in the burgeoning luxury rental market – Storeys
November 4, 2021
The past few years have seen the emergence of sleek new purpose-built rentals in Toronto, like The Selby and The Waverley.
Minami Toronto Wins Two Restaurant Bar & Design Awards – BlogTO
October 19, 2021
Minami Toronto was chosen as the best-designed restaurant in both North and South America, in addition to the best-designed restaurant in all of the Americas, in the Multiple Category, with more than one location.
Interior Renderings Reveal Verge Condos Feel as Phase Two Prepares to Launch – Urban Toronto
September 30, 2021
RioCan Living is following the successful sales launch of Verge Condos, with the pending release of Verge Phase Two, East Tower.
A first look inside the rebuilt Silver Dollar Room – Now
September 18, 2021
The historic Toronto music venue has been rebuilt to exact specifications at its original location.
Legacy Hotel & Residences has broken ground in Miami – rebusiness online
September 1, 2021
Legacy Hotel & Residences, a mixed-use tower in Miami with 255 hotel rooms, 310 residences, and a $100 million medical center.
Spotlight on DesignAgency’s Alexandra Bruemmer Cole – Hospitality Design
August 17, 2021
Overseeing DesignAgency’s Los Angeles and Washington, DC offices, Alexandra Cole is responsible for expanding the firm’s portfolio beyond hotels to include co-working spaces and wellness-focused retreats.
Toronto is introduced to Verge, a new development in Etobicoke.
July 19, 2021
“Wellness remains incredibly important in providing moments of respite, but we also need to support and design to how our work-life habits are evolving,” says Anwar Mekhayech, founding partner, DesignAgency. “The co-working space and content studio at Verge are a […]
Art Abounds at Minami Toronto – Interior Design
July 13, 2021
The Aburi Restaurant Group collaborated closely with local firm DesignAgency to transform the 4,600-square-foot space into a dynamic, day-to-night destination where every surface conveys a warm yet contemporary aesthetic.
How the members’ club concept has found renewed relevance – Frame
July 12, 2021
Housed in the city’s iconic Bradbury Building is the LA location of work-oriented members’ club NeueHouse. DesignAgency was responsible for the interior.
Carversteak Restaurant Coming Soon to Resorts World Las Vegas – Hospitality Design
June 25, 2021
The new concept will defy steakhouse conventions with an artful, nature-inspired atmosphere envisioned by DesignAgency.
Carversteak opens at the new resort with a terrace overlooking the Las Vegas Strip – EATER Las Vegas
June 18, 2021
Carver Road tapped design studio DesignAgency to create the mid-century modern look of the steakhouse that takes its inspiration from the Las Vegas landscape.
Live Nation and Drake have announced History, a live entertainment venue designed by DesignAgency, that will open in Toronto in 2021
June 10, 2021
DesignAgency has been working closely with Live Nation to develop an overall concept and interior design that is transforming a former racetrack betting facility and movie theatre into a 2500-capacity venue. DesignAgency concepted History’s facade alongside Drake and Live Nation and further […]
The Next Course: Future of Hospitality with DesignAgency
May 11, 2021
Azure Magazine asked the question of how restaurants and hotels evolve after a pandemic from the designers reimagining the future of hospitality. “A year ago, restaurants were hoping to adapt for a short-term situation,” says Matthew Davis, one of DesignAgency’s […]
DESIGNAGENCY X SWEAT AND TONIC
May 11, 2021
One of the trendiest health clubs on King Street West in Toronto, Sweat and Tonic is expanding to open a second location that, once complete, will be the biggest facility of its kind in the city. The 25,000 square feet […]
NeueHouse Bradbury for DIGS Magazine
March 22, 2021
For NeueHouse Bradbury, a vibrant co-working space for the creative class, DesignAgency crafted a refined and sophisticated environment inside an L.A. landmark.
Costa Elena in Wallpaper
February 17, 2021
Surrounded by natural scenery and a stone’s throw from the Guanacaste Conservation Area, the properties, available to rent and buy, are drawing on their tropical environment. Orientated towards striking views of Nicaragua, the Pacific Ocean and Isla Bolanos, each villa features large […]
NeueJournal Connects with Anwar, Matt and Allen to Discuss DesignAgency’s Client Work, Creative Process and Collaborative Spirit
January 19, 2021
“When there’s trust on both sides and a desire to create something new, incredible things can happen.” “We strive to make each project unique and responsive to its brand, core idea and unique circumstances.” Read the full article here: https://www.neuehouse.com/neuejournal/in-conversation-with-design-agency/
Hospitality Design Features DesignAgency’s Anwar Mekhayech, Matt Davis and Allen Chan on their ‘What I’ve Learned’ podcast series
January 6, 2021
Stacy Shoemaker Rauen from Hospitality Design recently sat down with DesignAgency’s Anwar Mekhayech, Matt Davis and Allen Chan for HD’s ‘What I’ve Learned’ podcast series. The conversation centres around DA’s beginnings working with restaurants and designing hotel branding before taking […]
Hospitality Design – Irth Landscape Hotel and Spa
November 15, 2020
Irth Landscape Hotel and Spa was featured in Hospitality Design’s ‘Rethinking Wellbeing’ issue. Come 2023, the area [Prince Edward County, Ontario] will also be home to a healing stay immersed in nature when the Irth Landscape Hotel and Spa opens […]
ArchDaily – Galleria III
October 27, 2020
Real estate development firm ELAD Canada has unveiled Galleria III, Toronto’s tallest flatiron building designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects and DesignAgency.
DesignAgency interview with DesignWanted
October 25, 2020
Throwing the status quo out the window with DesignAgency.
Supper Magazine – Majordōmo Meat & Fish
October 13, 2020
American restauranteur and Momofuku founder David Chang has opened Majordōmo Meat & Fish, his second venue in Las Vegas.
July 8, 2020
Districto Oficina covers NeueHouse Bradbury in the July edition of their magazine.
Sleeper Magazine – NeueHouse Bradbury
July 7, 2020
DesignAgency craft the interiors of LA’s oldest landmarked building, creating a new destination for a forward-thinking hospitality group.
Boutique Design – Alexandra Bruemmer Cole
February 20, 2020
DesignAgency’s Alexander Bruemmer Cole is listed as one to watch by Boutique Design!
Darc – North America Design Report
December 20, 2019
DesignAgency are apart of the North America Design Report in darc December 2019.
Hospitality Design – The Dalmar
November 20, 2019
Though Miami gets all the attention, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, nonetheless, is a hotspot vacation destination with a lot of potential. To capture the emerging city’s essence, Wurzak Hotel Group tapped DesignAgency to conceive a modern, yet playful design for the 209-room bolthole, the Dalmar.
The New York Times – NeueHouse Bradbury
November 20, 2019
The New York Times explore the future of co-working spaces.
Cool Hunting – Mama Rabbit
November 19, 2019
Mama Rabbit arrives on the Las Vegas strip
Interior Design – The Dalmar
November 6, 2019
DesignAgency Gives Fort Lauderdale’s The Dalmar Hotel a Mid-Century Modern Cachet
Supper – The Dalmar
November 1, 2019
Supper magazine features Sparrow Rooftop Bar at The Dalmar in Ft. Lauderdale.
FX – The Broadview Hotel
October 20, 2019
FX features The Broadview Hotel
Canadian Interiors – DesignAgency’s Block Party
October 20, 2019
Canadian Interiors covers DA’s 2019 Block Party in Toronto.
Hotelier Magazine – DesignAgency
October 20, 2019
DesignAgency taking the hotel industry by storm.
Design Milk – The Dalmar
October 16, 2019
The Dalmar in Fort Lauderdale: A Tribute to the Golden Age of Travel
The Spaces – Bar Wayo
October 15, 2019
Momofuku’s Bar Wayō frames views over New York’s East River. DesignAgency crafts warm interiors that heighten the views.
National Post, 3 October 2019
October 3, 2019
Known for their work designing luxury hotels and restaurants, including Toronto’s St. Regis Hotel and the award-winning Restaurant at Pearl Morrisette, DesignAgency has transformed the sporting lounge into a venue that looks like it came straight from the pages of […]
Hospitality Design – Bar Wayo
October 2, 2019
Complementing Pier 17 with a teak pergola, Bar Wayō marks the seventh collaboration between Momofuku and Toronto-based practice DesignAgency, which crafted an inviting atmosphere on the banks of the East River.
darc Magazine – St. Regis Hotel
September 20, 2019
darc Magazine covers St. Regis Hotel Toronto.
Gray Magazine – NeueHouse Bradbury
September 1, 2019
Gray Magazine features NeueHouse Bradbury.
Bob Magazine – St. Regis Hotel
June 20, 2019
Bob magazine features the St. Regis Hotel in Toronto.
Stay Overnight – The Broadview Hotel
May 20, 2019
Stay Overnight features The Broadview Hotel.
Perspective Magazine – Kojin and St. Regis Hotel
January 20, 2019
Perspective Magazine features Kojin and St. Regis Hotels.
Dwell – Node Living
January 14, 2019
Node’s New Co-Living Space Offers Instagram-Worthy Apartments For Rent
Globe & Mail – St. Regis Hotel
January 12, 2019
Designing the luxury St. Regis Hotel in Toronto.
Forbes – St. Regis Hotel
January 3, 2019
The First St. Regis Hotel In Canada Opens With Seductively Stylish Appeal
Fairmont Magazine – Fairmont Tremblant
December 20, 2018
Fairmont Magazine covers Fairmont Tremblant.
Hospitality Design – St. Regis Toronto
December 18, 2018
St. Regis debuts in Canada
Nuvo Magazine Online, November 21st 2018
November 21, 2018
Toronto’s New and Noteworthy Restaurants
Designlines – Kōjin
November 20, 2018
DesignAgency’s Kōjin Goes Beyond Ramen.
Azure Magazine – DesignAgency Partners
November 20, 2018
Azure features the DesignAgency partners and their prolific history.
ARIDO, Award Brochure – Broadview Hotel
November 1, 2018
Nuvo Magazine, September 24th 2018
September 24, 2018
KŌJIN, TORONTO – a restaurant worthy of the fire gods.
Canadian Interiors – The Broadview Hotel
September 6, 2018
This landmark Romanesque style building in Toronto’s east end was originally built in 1891 as factory offices, and converted a few years later into The Broadview Hotel.
Hospitality Design – Majordomo LA
July 26, 2018
Chang turned to longtime collaborator DesignAgency to help him “make something specific to the city and create a menu that pays tribute to its food traditions,” explains Anwar Mekhayech, principal and founding partner of the Toronto-based firm, along with Allen Chan and Matt Davis.
Azure Magazine – Majordomo LA
June 26, 2018
In Majordomo, DesignAgency Created an Eatery in David Chang’s Image.
Canadian Interiors – St Regis Hotel
March 20, 2018
Canadian Interiors features St. Regis Hotel Toronto.
Azure Magazine – Tokyo Smoke
February 27, 2018
From Dank to Swank: The Evolution of Pot Dispensary Design.
Hospitality Design – The Broadview Hotel
February 20, 2018
Hospitality Design features Broadview Hotel.
Dezeen Online – The Broadview Hotel
February 14, 2018
DesignAgency turns former strip club into boutique Toronto hotel.
Designlines Magazine – The Broadview Hotel
January 31, 2018
The Broadview Hotel goes from Skanky to Swanky
Gray Magazine – The Duniway
January 24, 2018
Luxe and Local The Duniway Emerges with New Design
Canada’s 100 Best – Generator Rome and Lena Restaurant
September 20, 2017
Generator Rome and Lena Restaurant listed as Canada’s best in Canadian Interiors magazine.
Forbes – The Duniway
August 25, 2017
In Portland, Redefining Luxury With History And A Touch Of Sass
Air Canada enRoute
August 22, 2017
Inside Toronto’s Newly Restored Broadview Hotel
Frame Web – Lena Restaurant
February 12, 2017
At Toronto’s Leña, Argentinean hospitality makes Art Deco feel accessible.
BlogTO.com – Generator Hostels
January 15, 2017
DesignAgency is helping to shake up the budget travel industry.
Archilovers.com – Generator Rome
November 23, 2016
Generator is making its Roman debut on Via Principe Amedeo, a short walk from the Colosseum and Termini Station.
Archtonic.com – Generator Amsterdam
November 8, 2016
Project: Generator Amsterdam
AMC – Generator Amsterdam
September 2, 2016
AMC covers Generator Amsterdam.
Archello.com – Generator Berlin
September 25, 2014
Project: Generator Berlin Mitte
ELLE UK – Generator Venice
June 19, 2014
ELLE UK covers Generator Venice.