Our Sto­ry

We design places and prod­ucts: immer­sive envi­ron­ments, com­pelling des­ti­na­tions, and con­sid­ered goods. George Yabu and Glenn Pushel­berg found­ed our stu­dio in 1980 with an empha­sis on inte­ri­or design and have since expand­ed our firm into a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary prac­tice that address­es mul­ti­ple lay­ers of the human experience. 

With offices in New York and Toron­to and a team of more than a hun­dred cre­atives and pro­fes­sion­als, we design build­ings, inte­ri­ors, land­scapes, light­ing, fur­ni­ture, objects, and graph­ics with a focus that goes well beyond what things look like, to how they make peo­ple feel. 

Our firm and founders have earned many hon­ours, includ­ing being appoint­ed Offi­cers of the Order of Cana­da, induct­ed into the Inte­ri­or Design Hall of Fame, and named among the world’s most influ­en­tial design stu­dios by Wall­pa­per*, Elle Décor, Hos­pi­tal­i­ty Design, and the Busi­ness of Fash­ion. But, the tro­phy shelf is not our pri­ma­ry con­cern. We’re always focused on what’s next, and con­tin­u­al­ly search for the new and inno­v­a­tive, as we strive to con­ceive the mem­o­rable expe­ri­ences of tomorrow.

Our clients include lead­ing hotel and resort brands, devel­op­ers, retail­ers, restau­ra­teurs, man­u­fac­tur­ers, entre­pre­neurs and cre­ative indi­vid­u­als look­ing to stand apart from the crowd. With an approach­able, col­lab­o­ra­tive way of design­ing and solv­ing prob­lems, we believe in dream­ing big and vault­ing over obsta­cles to arrive at fresh new solutions. 

We bring the same atten­tion to detail to every project, from table­top objects to expan­sive new devel­op­ments, and active­ly look for part­ners who share our pas­sion for doing bet­ter than what has been done before. For us, it’s all about design­ing the world we want to live in. 

Glenn Pushelberg and George Yabu

Glenn Pushel­berg and George Yabu

Found­ing Partners

Our Peo­ple

Toron­to and New York Team

Johnathan Garrison

Johnathan Garrison
Managing Partner

Marcia MacDonald

Marcia MacDonald
Design Director Toronto

Sushir Kadidal

Sushir Kadidal
Design Director New York

Tracy Morton

Tracy Morton
Project Coordination Director

Kaitlyn Thornton

Kaitlyn Thornton
Business Development and Administration Director

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