About us

STUDIO QUADRA is a leading architectural practice in Poland, present in the Central European market since 1992, first as a branch of HOK world-wide organization, and subsequently as a member of the HOK European Architects Network. Currently it is a fully independent office based on strong international partnerships.

Studio Quadra has earned the reputation for excellence in meeting demands of high-profile investors, particularly in commercial and mixed-use projects, and for its proven ability to confront the challenges of development in the emerging markets.

Studio Quadra is a full service design firm, offering the benefits of outstanding international partnership together with localized experience and individual approach to project development, supervision and execution.

As a long-term member of a world-wide architectural practice and integrated European Architects Network, the office has experience inherently dependent on the ability to work effectively with complex partnerships, both nationally and internationally. Its professional team provides extremely effective leadership to address the complicated design, budget, schedule, and site requirements in most diverse environments.

Studio Quadra’s experience with the needs of business and corporate clients lends important insights to every project. Our knowledge of Central European development markets helps new ventures to succeed.


MISSION

Studio Quadra is dedicated to providing the highest quality projects, with a clear vision of our clients’ goals, aspirations, and budgets.
From the initial concept to the successful completion we stay flexible and responsive to meet client’s objectives and expectations.
We bring efficiency to the design process while cooperating closely with our clients to develop and propose architectural solutions that work aesthetically, functionally and economically.
We accomplish this through applying years of experience in the various fields of architecture, combined with creativity, innovation, insight, integrity, and professionalism.
We transform ideas into designs that work consistently over time, keeping our focus on efficiency, cost control and schedule adherence. The end result, simply stated, is client satisfaction.


HISTORY

Studio Quadra has been formed following the reorganization within HOK International Warsaw Office, architectural practice present in Poland since 1992. The new office, at the outset tied to the HOK European Architects Network, was established in accordance with HOK’s strategy of restructuring working relationship with local practices in major European cities.
The company builds on this tradition of excellence, providing quality service to match the multifaceted needs of the Central European investment market.


PROJECT TEAM

Studio Quadra has a proven team of talented professionals with broad international experience who have delivered a wide range of exciting projects in Europe, North America and Asia.
They are committed to pursue excellence and are able to capitalize on the diversity of their backgrounds and knowledge of the local development procedures.
The firm’s principals provide hands on leadership and management skills to every project, with particular expertise in retail, office and mixed-use developments, as well as corporate interiors.
The studio atmosphere, characterized by communication, collaboration and creativity, contributes to this approach, promoting innovation and fostering a spirit of quality and professionalism.
The management skills, in concert with on-going principal involvement, talented staff and information technology resources, assure the most professional and thorough client services in the industry.


RETAIL, ENTERTAINMENT & MIXED-USE

As a recognized leader in the retail development market in Poland, Studio Quadra, offers its clients a full range of architectural and retail consulting services, including feasibility studies, land use entitlements, masterplanning, concept design, themeing and branding, negotiations with the authorities, design development with the building permit documentation, cost planning, tender documentation, construction documentation and tenant coordination.

For nearly 20 years Studio Quadra team members have been providing outstanding designs, as well as project management expertise, for clients from Europe, North America as well as Asia. The scale of projects executed thus far reaches 350 000 sq m, with individual budgets topping 260 mln USD.

In Poland the office has designed and coordinated a number of prestigious retail projects:
– Galeria Mokotów – Warsaw
– Galeria Kazimierz – Kraków
– Gemini Centre – Gdynia
– Silver Screen Cinemas – Warsaw
and has been involved in tenant coordination process for Blue City Shopping Centre in Warsaw.

The Studio Quadra design team can prepare with equal ease quick sketch concept studies for the site evaluation as well as comprehensive construction documentation for large scale shopping centers. We can contribute to the success of the project at any stage: from the innovative concept design to the occupancy permit; from tenant mix studies, through leasing to tenant coordination.

Re-development and expansion of older centers is also a strong point of our expertise, as Studio Quadrabrings knowledge, experience and, ultimately, success to every venture.

Yoram Reshef, the Managing Director of Galeria Mokotów, highly praised the successful design: “This project has become the benchmark for shopping centres in Poland and has recently been voted the most popular centre in the country.”


LARGE-SCALE PUBLIC FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION

The years of experience in mixed-use architecture secured for Studio Quadra numerous high-profile public commissions.
The expansion of Okęcie International Airport in Warsaw is the most significant example of Studio Quadra’s involvement in large-scale public projects, as a result of HOK European Architects Network cooperation.
The 100 000 sq m building, with a budget of 200 mln USD was opened for passengers in 2008.


OFFICE BUILDINGS

From complex improvements for major corporations to office park developments and highrise, Studio Quadra has the sound knowledge and expertise to bring efficiency and creative design skills to every project.
We can design for any type of organization, from the multinationals to non-profit, providing important insights in all areas of commercial office development, from the concept through leasing packages, space planning, tenant coordination and tenant design services.
Our experience guarantees best results at every stage of development, from feasibility studies, quick concept and site evaluation assessments, to occupancy permit.
In the context of urban sites including listed buildings or historical monuments, it is important to note that Studio Quadra designers hold architecture conservation licences, which can facilitate design process and allow for undertaking the most challenging projects.


INTERIOR DESIGN
CORPORATE INTERIORS

Studio Quadra is known as one of the leading Interior Design practices on the Central European market and has succeeded in a number of highly prestigious projects for multinational corporations.
The firm offers a full scope of Interior Design services, ranging from simple preliminary test fits to the turn-key projects. We create spaces that best express corporate identities by combining flexibility, elegance and tradition with newest technologies and functionality.
Through seamless fusion of client’s business principles with innovative design direction, our professional efforts can help create corporate image with the visual means of the highest quality.
In short, we deliver efficient and attractive projects that enable our clients to succeed in their fields of operation.


OUR SCOPE OF SERVICES INLUDE:

Planning and Programming:
– Feasibility Studies and Space Analysis,
– Space Planning,
– Furniture and Equipment Planning,

Design:
– Concepts,
– Finishes Selection,
– Furniture and Millwork Recommendation and Design,

Contract Documentation:
– Tender and Construction Documentation,
– Coordinated Packages of Architectural,
– and other multidisciplinary Projects,

Contract Administration:
– Project Management,
– Tender Process,
– Site Supervision,
– Move Coordination,
– Budget Administration.