Design Approach

Gustavson/Dundes believes that all styles, from traditional to contemporary, are rooted in the basic principles and tenets of design, enabling them to work for a wide range of clientele.  The Firm works closely with each client to understand their needs, the existing space or building, if applicable, and budget to provide the best aesthetic solution.

The Firm also believes that spatial planning…the flow of the interior design…is the first and most important step in the design process.   Building on this concept, they will then carefully integrate and coordinate complex systems within the new design.  The Firm’s history of working closely with numerous General Contractors has facilitated the running of a smooth, efficient and economic process to complete its projects.

Having Partner involvement in every project to provide the proper service to complete projects on time and on budget is key to the Firm’s philosophy and success.

LEED Certification

Gustavson/Dundes has incorporated many energy conservation measures into its projects throughout its 30-year history. As a LEED Accredited Professional, Mr. Gustavson and, consequently, the Firm, is knowledgeable about various green construction and maintenance procedures. In addition, Gustavson/Dundes can incorporate passive and active on-site renewable energy sources, and include other green planning concepts to follow the mantra of… ‘reduce, reuse and recycle.’

The Firm can assist clients with filings for LEED certification within the US Green Building Council, and can help coordinate the application and review procedure.