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505Design is a creative group of architects, interior designers, industrial designers and environmental graphic designers who collaborate on national & international retail, mixed-use and entertainment projects in an energetic, fast-paced environment.  Founded in May 2005, 505Design is a growing firm with three offices across the country in Boulder, Charlotte and San Francisco.

Which is why we don’t hire professions. We hire interesting people. People who look at their job by looking at life, bringing with them a life of experiences to base their craft on. It’s a fundamentally different way of thinking. One that is at the core of our culture.

We are the people who ask the really hard questions. Followed by the painfully obvious ones. We talk, listen, observe, dig, dive, and mine until we fully understand the intricacies of the project. We immerse ourselves into the lives that everyday people will be leading, holding a mirror to culture and taking detailed notes of the reactions. Because it’s not what we know; it’s what we notice.

Somewhere, the most authentic expression of a project is waiting to be discovered. All of this preparation, from the trenches to the ten thousand foot view, culminates in one idea. A story that people can’t help but connect with. One common thread weaved seamlessly through the spaces we create. It’s not about what the project will look like. It’s about what it has to be.

We craft the spaces that people spend their days and nights in. Spend their time and money in. Spend their little wins and heartbreaking losses in. Give them a moment, and they’ll give you their trust. It’s the moments that matter. Everything else is just design.

Contact Kevin Kernfor more information on 505Design.

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