In the MBIE project, we carefully matched the new staircase and environmental graphics with the existing interior design, choosing colours that not only looked great but also reflected MBIE's character. This wasn't just about aesthetics; it was about creating a coherent visual story that resonated with what MBIE stands for. The standout feature of our design was the unique patterning, crafted in collaboration with a master carver. This collaboration blended traditional art with modern design, resulting in patterns that were not only visually appealing but also rich in cultural meaning, drawing from the region's artistic heritage.

The design of the battening was inspired by the nearby mountain ranges, significant to the local tribes. This aspect of the design went beyond mere aesthetics, serving as a tribute to these natural landmarks and their cultural importance, especially in relation to the tribes' historic treaties. The project at MBIE stands as an example of how thoughtful, culturally-informed design can create meaningful and visually engaging spaces.

This project was carried out during the period when Jayson Urlich was contracting to Warren and Mahoney.
Environmental graphics
Acoustic panel design