MKDA is a full service space planning, design and branding firm providing interior design solutions for the workplace, commercial buildings, home, healthcare, government, retail and hospitality. We believe that high performance spaces of all varieties are achieved through the provision of comprehensive and integrated design services. Our interior designers, who are experts in industry trends, pre-design services, space planning, conceptual design, design development, sustainable design, branding and furniture and art specification, collaborate with a project management team that outclasses its peers in project management, as well as budget and schedule adherence. Our teams possess a rich understanding of their disciplines and together provide a studied approach to interior design that results in inspired and purposeful spaces.

We provide

Interior Design

MKDA is consistently named one of Interior Design magazine’s Top 100 Interior Design Giants. We are a leader in workplace design, delivering visually meaningful environments that are also functional and efficient. Additional practice areas include commercial buildings, showroom, retail, hospitality and residential interior environments.

Space Planning

Space Planning

Strategic Services

MKDA collaborates with clients to provide solutions that align their real estate, workplace and business objectives, providing innovative strategies that deliver a competitive advantage. Our Strategic Services include:

Alternative Workplace Solutions  .  Benchmarking  .  Brand Integration  .  Change Management  .  Data Analysis  .  Focus Groups  .  Master Planning  .  Post Occupancy Evaluations  .  Programming  .  Space Utilization Studies  .  Strategic Planning  . Surveys  .  Visioning  .  Workplace Consulting  .  Workshops

Brand Integration

One of our newest lines of services seeks to streamline the brand integration process for clients through the provision of corporate branding services. Our creative teams can help develop and design your graphic brand identity and then bring this brand to life through interior design. Our goal is to integrate your 2D brand into the 3D environment. Services include:

  • Market analysis
  • Wayfinding solutions
  • Graphic production, i.e. logos, ads, etc.
  • Brand implementation

Project Management

MKDA was one of the first firms of its kind to integrate total project management into its line of services. Our commitment to clients goes beyond providing smart solutions and designs. From meetings with real estate professionals, interior design, space planning, furniture design and selection, to coordinating the client move in, we don’t consider our job done until we have produced solutions that can be realized within our clients’ schedules and budgets. This longstanding and deep respect for our clients’ interests has resulted in a well-honed approach for maintaining budgets and schedules that gives our clients the peace of mind they need during the complex process of securing and building out their interior environment.

Landlord Services

MKDA innovated the concept of landlord services in the 1970s with the introduction of prebuilt suites. We earned a strong reputation providing building owners and their agents with effective space solutions that resulted in occupancy increases within assets, and our understanding of how real estate deals are structured is widely respected in the industry. We have spent decades working on behalf of some of the nation’s most prolific commercial building owners. Services include:

  • Lobby Design
  • Upgrades and Restoration
  • Public Area Upgrades
  • Public Corridor Design
  • Restroom Design and Upgrades
  • ADA Compliance
  • Marketing Layouts, Boards and Plans
  • Pre-Built Design
  • Tenant Test-Fits and Construction Drawings
  • Leasing Assistance
  • Subdivision Plans
  • Rental Plans and REBNY Area Calculations
  • Preliminary Layouts for Full and Multi-Tenant Floors
  • Security and Access Control Design
  • Restacking

Broker Services

Broker Services

Sustainable Design

MKDA retains LEED-accredited professionals that are committed to designing interior spaces for sustainability following the guidelines for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Commercial Interiors (CI).

The importance of a healthy work environment is now the rule rather than the exception. Energy conservation, health, and quality of life are primary issues in all aspects of the planning and design process, including materials selection, lighting design and creating access to natural light-filled spaces for employees. Our approach involves, among other initiatives, use of:

  • Sophisticated waste management programs
  • Materials comprised of post-consumer and post-industrial recycled content
  • Glass walls and dividers to optimize natural lighting
  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-approved woods
  • Advanced energy efficient lighting and equipment
  • Zero- to low-Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) adhesives, sealants and paints
  • Carpeting that meets the Rug Institute Green Label Plus Program guidelines