Accolades

  • I am writing to recommend the services of INNOVATE Architecture & Interiors. I have worked with the partners of INNOVATE, Mark Dignard, Paul Garrison and Kelly Moran, for fifteen years, including twelve years prior to the creation of INNOVATE.

    Together Mark, Paul and Kelly have served as the design and management team for countless Sentara projects including the 40,000 s.f. Greenbrier Healthplex MOB, the 50,000 s.f. New Town Williamsburgh MOB and Princess Anne Health Campus which comprised three buildings totaling 1870,000 s.f. These projects were all schedule intensive; resolving construction problems were instrumental in the success of completing these significant projects on time and within budget.

    Whether the project is large or small, I have come to rely on INNOVATE Architecture & Interiors for their forward thinking and solution oriented approach to problem solving. Through the years, they have developed a proven track record of responsive, reliability and accountability for all that they undertake. Therefore, I would strongly recommend the services of INNOVATE Architecture & Interiors.








  • Thank you for the design services for the Lobby Renovation at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. The Lobby has become a focal point for all who enter the building due to your creativity, determination to “get things right” and patience. The Lobby Renovation became a very involved project and I sincerely appreciate the service INNOVATE Architecture and Interiors provided.

    Aside from my appreciation, I also wanted to thank you on behalf of the children who enjoy the new drop off area and lobby each and every day. Because of the new drop off, families are able to drop their loved ones off at the entrance without regard for weather. In the lobby, it is not unusual to see children in awe as they look at the fish hanging from the ceiling or try to swim with the fish in the interactive display. With the colors, artwork and interactive fish display, children have a breathtaking experience that takes their minds temporarily off the challenges that may have delivered them to the hospital.

    The mission of the Children’s Hospital of The King's Daughters Health System is to lead the region as the preferred provider of quality children’s health service. Thank you for your design contribution to making Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters the provider of choice for children.

  • The design for the new suite for Smithfield Family Practice resulted in a beautiful and cohesive space that is patient focused. The design team integrated the practice’s needs with a strong concept resulting in a space that is very efficient from a staff and patient perspective and also vibrant and dynamic.

    Once the space was fully complete, everyone was able to really appreciate how the finish selections worked with the shape and layout of the space. The color scheme is very inviting and the artwork and accessories help support the overall theme. Both patients and staff have shared many positive comments about the new suite as it has truly enhanced the experiences of those that utilize the space. The design firm did an excellent job and we at Sentara Medical Group look forward to working with them on future projects.

  • I want to take a moment on behalf of Sussex Development to express our appreciation at the opportunities bestowed us to provide proposals and construction services to INNOVATE Architecture & Interiors and its valued clients.

    As a general contractor and construction manager, we routinely work with many architects, engineers and other design professionals. Our experience with your team has been entirely positive and places INNOVATE Architecture & Interiors at the top of the list of firms we want to do business with. Your staff generally takes the time in the design phase to provide a complete set of bid documents, identifying all finishes and materials up-front. This detail helps us provide a solid project budget, minimizes the need for multiple requests for information and change orders during construction, and enables us to start work sooner.

    Additionally we want to thank you for your electronic approach to the submittal process. In addition to being more eco-friendly, this method of approving submittals significantly reduces the review time, allowing for earlier material orders and start work dates, thereby greatly reducing the project’s overall time and cost.

    I hope you will share our thanks with your team. We look forward to our next project with INNOVATE Architecture & Interiors.

  • As another project comes to an end I wanted to take a minute to thank you and Mark and your entire team on behalf of Virginia Oncology Associates. Over the years you have done an outstanding job for us. Our projects have come in on time and you have helped us make our vision come to fruition. I think the best compliment that I can give you and your team is that I have never worked with a group of professionals that listen better than your team. You took the time that was needed to make sure that the client was heard and you took the time to make sure you fully understood completely what we had in mind. I have worked with many firms and have had a wide range of experiences with those firms, and frankly, I have never worked with a firm that has a deeper sense of dedication to the client than INNOVATE Architecture & Interiors.
  • It has been a pleasure working with the team at INNOVATE over the past several years on various projects. Their staff is extremely professional and attentive to the Owner’s needs. Mark, Paul and Kelly are involved from the planning stages of the project all the way through the close-out process.

    I have worked closely with many architects and engineers over the past 35 years as a General Contractor and INNOVATE stands out as one of the best. Their plans and specifications are detailed and complete and they stay up to date on all current codes. This makes for a smooth bid process and reduces the likelihood of change orders on a project. Moreover, INNOVATE responds quickly to any RFIs or issues that come up in the field. Construction schedules are always tight and timely responses are essential to a successful job. I would highly recommend INNOVATE for any upcoming project.

  • I wanted to extend a... HUGE thank you. I went to see the renovations yesterday and was duly impressed. What an amazing transformation. I love the flooring in the waiting area, so much cleaner, and the bright lighting and color scheme is beautiful. What a great impression this will make on our parents and patients. The staff is thrilled with their new workspace. I know this took a concerted team effort to get done in one month and that you all went above and beyond to make this happen. Thank you all for your efforts and for making it happen so quickly. You are the BEST!!!

  • With over 150 successful completed healthcare projects and more than twenty years of experience in that industry, I have had the opportunity to work with many individuals, architects and firms.

    Of those individuals, Mark Dignard, Kelly Moran, and Paul Garrison have made a lasting impression. We have and continue to engage their healthcare planning and design expertise on projects of varying size and complexity.

    Throughout our relationship they have held themselves to the highest professional standards, been attuned to current and future regulations, and are always willing to explore innovative means and methods to the benefit of the project.

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