What distinguishes Marie Wallace Design & Space Planning are the experience and knowledge Marie brings to the process.
Marie Wallace designs spaces that inspire and perform according to a client-defined vision and the functional requirements for the space.
Specializing in dental, optometric, medical, veterinary and residential design and space planning for new builds and renovations, Marie emphasizes “getting it right the first time”. She does this through wide-ranging experience, precise communication, thorough research, detailed planning and applied creativity.
Marie’s designs reflect the client’s aesthetic tastes and the functional workflow required for professional and residential buildouts. A scroll through Marie Wallace Design’s portfolio will demonstrate the many ways in which she and her team help her clients achieve their design objectives in and around Calgary.
See what my clients have to say:
Our project was complex, given we remained open during the full-scale renovation. Marie was very thoughtful and knowledgeable about how this would work and had extremely detailed and efficient plans in place to coordinate the construction in phases. With her extensive experience, she knew exactly what this project entailed from start to finish. Her attention to detail is truly impressive. Early in the design process, Marie took the time to speak with and receive notes from every one of our team members, so as to make sure all the needs of each specific area of the clinic were met.
We were introduced to Marie by referral when we set out to re-design our dental clinic and lab. Right away Marie demonstrated a lot of knowledge and skill with space management. What she didn’t know about our lab practice, she quickly learned by watching our staff in action and asking lots of questions.
Marie was referred by a friend and colleague for the new build of our dental clinic. I had a great experience working with Marie from start to finish. She also helped me get my flooring replaced by the manufacturer who sent us a sub-standard and poor-quality flooring, which wasn't the same one we picked.
Our family has been a client of Marie’s for the past 20 years, through renovations and new builds. We were inexperienced with design and construction projects, so we were glad to have Marie in our corner. She has a reputation for her attention to detail, and her ideas and recommendations for the design and layout for our renovation were exactly what we had envisioned. Marie was involved with the entire process every step of the way and kept us informed before, during and after each stage. Our experiences with Marie have been exceptional.
Marie was referred to me when I decided to create the Montreux Dental Clinic. It was my first time both building a clinic and working with a designer, and I found Marie to be excellent and thorough, professional and experienced.
Our search for a designer to help with our dermatology/aesthetics clinic renewal project led us to Marie Wallace, and we couldn’t be happier. Besides being a very talented designer, Marie was a great communicator, explaining each step clearly so that we felt we had a good understanding of what to expect. Being unfamiliar with the practice of dermatology, Marie took the time to understand how the clinic works, even visiting our existing clinic so she could get the full picture. We appreciated her knowledge about design, space planning and construction, as well as her high standards.
Marie was referred to us as the best in the industry, and we soon realized why. She is an excellent listener and communicator, perfectly upfront with us about her requirements and expectations. She was extremely knowledgeable in all areas of our clinic design and construction project. Not only did she understand our project but went beyond to find out even more in order to fulfill our wishes.
I loved the experience of working with Marie on a commercial construction project, so it was easy to ask her to help with my townhouse redesign. Marie has this ability to see what a client wants and translate it into a finished project that completely reflects that vision. Her extensive work experience and attention to detail enable her to make suggestions that enhance the design. She remains cognizant of the budget and delivers good value for the money spent on the project.
Marie is very knowledgeable and professional. She listened to us when we explained our vision and made each square foot the most efficient it could be. I think she had a very clear understanding of our project. She took the time to ask questions about our clinic, how things flowed and how we thought we could better serve our clients and their pets. Marie was an exceptional communicator. She was clear, concise and able to explain her ideas when we had questions.
Marie is well-known within the dental community and came highly recommended. We were designing space for a new dental practice from scratch, and from the very first meeting with Marie, it was obvious she “knows her stuff”. She was able to explain the design and construction process from start to finish and was always prompt in her communications. Her prices are fair and reasonable, and she is a true professional. Out of five stars, I’d give her six!
Marie was extremely well-prepared and seemed to know exactly what we needed, even before we did. We had free design offers from retail suppliers, but we felt there was much missing; our concerns were not addressed, and many details were simply glossed over by them.
We had heard many friends’ experiences with construction of dental offices, and it sounded awful. Our process was a breeze. Marie’s design was clear, and the contractors seemed able to implement them seamlessly. Her service was also exceptional during the construction phase, we rarely, if ever, had to wait more than an hour for an email reply, and never had difficulty getting her on the phone. Even now, 3 years later, we can email and she will reply immediately with the relevant information, which is so very helpful and appreciated.
Everyone is amazed with what she was able to do with the space, and we spent less than most of our friends who went with “free” design services. Seems improbable, but it’s true.
Marie handled every aspect of the new project, from design, to tendering, to the supervision of the build out of the leased space. She is experienced, offers suggestions, and is prompt in communication with emails and phone calls. She will make sure the client gets the best final “product”. She is responsive for follow-ups after the entire process and build out have been completed, which is important for future maintenance of the built-out space.
It was clear from the beginning that Marie had a lot of experience and knew where the challenges were going to be with the specialized equipment we would need to have installed. She verbalized a vision so that it was easy for me to see, and she drove the project forward, managing the trades so I could continue working fulltime. While I have no desire to ever do another clinic build, I would work with Marie on any venture any time. She is one of the people who "gets it", doesn't waste needless time miring in the inconsequential, and just gets things done. Definitely the person you want in your toolbox for a big adventure!
I was a previous client of Marie’s, so it was a no-brainer to call her when I was looking to expand and redesign our optometry clinic. Marie has exceptional attention to detail and a lot of experience. She clearly explains the design and construction processes, and fully understands the requirements of the project and of optometry clinics in general, including the importance of workflow in space planning.
Marie did an amazing job of guiding four optometry doctors through the process of making the many decisions that come with an expansion and complete redesign, then through tendering and building. We appreciated her track record and the option to have her continue working with the general contractor to make her design happen during the construction phase.
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