COOOP Design Studio is an award-winning design collective of Architects, Interior Architects, Engineers and Service Providers under the creative and technical direction of Callie van der Merwe, Marcus Wilkins and Ahsan Siddiqui.
Design for Behaviour
We apply human behavioural knowledge to design and curate highly successful social spaces within the built environment.
We have done so for almost 35 years and in this time we have learned a tremendous amount about how people behave naturally and intuitively within social environments like restaurants, cafes, clubs and bars.
With over 490 of these successful venues under our belt and years of research and observation into the qualities that make spaces successful, we are conﬁdent that we can create optimum spaces for the best human experiences and the best possible outcome for our clients.
The core team members of COOOP.
COOOP in Time
EA Consulting Pvt Ltd. New Era
EA Consulting acquires new leadership under the director of Ahsan Siddiqui.
Design Partnership is founded in South Africa focusing on Architecture, Interior Architecture with a focus on human centric design in social spaces.
We follow the standard RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) and AACA (Architects Accreditation Council of Australia) stages adjusted to client preference. In a nutshell they involve the following:
We assist in formulating a design brief by taking all touch points into consideration, understanding that we are designing for your customers. We take into account our human behavioural principals and consider things that limit the brief but can potentially fuel design ambitions.
In alignment with the brief and business drivers, a design direction is articulated for implementation combining best practice solutions from both in and outside category. This is achieved through various iterations of visually curated pieces that best tells a story of your brand within the physical space.
Applying the design concept into the built environment we take into consideration the emotional and sensorial aspect of an interior space that will best articulate the design brief. This is achieved through technical construction documentation, bespoke joinery drawings unique FF&E schedules and intelligent value engineering.