Design Collective Joins ONE Global Design, International Network of Architectural and Interior Design Firms

ONE Global Design would rank as the 6th largest firm in the country with 17 offices and more than 500 professionals

Historically, national and international corporations with a need for architectural and interior design services in different cities had two options: Hire different small firms in each market and oversee multiple individual projects, or go with one large firm with the resources but limited local insight, talent, and accountability.

Design Collective, an architecture and interior design firm in Columbus, is one of 17 independent corporate architectural and interiors firms across the United States, Canada, and Mexico changing that approach.

“Businesses and industries are changing, and we want to provide services that best respond to our clients’ needs,” said Gene McHugh, Principal at Design Collective. “Even in a globally connected world, there’s a clear value in face-to-face relationships and business partners with boots on the ground in various markets.”

ONE Global Design offers a new solution for corporations with multiple projects across the country and internationally – the unique opportunity to tap into the knowledge, experience, and local expertise of 17 firms each considered best-in-class in their respective markets.  The network approach allows corporations to work with an architecture firm that’s familiar with their brand, vision, and company culture in partnership with a firm that understands the nuances of the community where their project is located. 

“ONE Global Design clients have an opportunity to tap into multiple firms with insights into trends that are happening in various industries and markets,” said Brent LaCount, Principal at Design Collective.  “The person you work with now on a day-to-day basis continues to be your point person – one consistent, single point of contact across all projects and offices.”

With more than 450 architecture and interiors professionals among its members, ONE Global Design would collectively rank as the 6th largest architecture and design firm in the country, according to Interior Design 2014 rankings. Yet it’s the local touch that sets the global network apart. 

“We are thrilled to be a part of this international network,” said David Cooke, Principal at Design Collective.  “This is truly a win-win for our clients and for our firm.  This gives us the depth and resources needed to represent our clients across the country and in Canada and Mexico.”

David Cooke added that ONE Global Design continues to expand and anticipates adding new member firms to further extend the depth and reach of the network in the United States and globally.


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About ONE Global Design

ONE Global Design is a network of 17 corporate architecture and design firms in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Collectively, ONE Global Design would rank as the 6th largest firm in the country, with more than 450 professionals. Each firm in the ONE Global Design network is principal-led and meets strict criteria to ensure personal accountability.

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Member firms include:
Atlanta                Hendrick
Austin, TX          NoackLittle
Boston                Visnick & Caulfield Associates
Calgary               klr Design Group
Charlotte, NC     ai Design Group Inc.
Chicago                Partners by Design
Columbus, OH    Design Collective
Dallas                   Staffelbach
Denver                Acquilano Leslie, Inc.
Los Angeles        Wolcott Architecture
Mexico City         ZVA Group
Philadelphia        Meyer
New York City   Design Republic
San Francisco     FME Architecture +Design
Toronto                Figure 3
Vancouver          SSDG Interiors
Washington, DC    Fox Architects

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