Mitra Samimi-Urich

About 

Mitra Designs Studio Collaborative is a Full-Service Design firm based in Vermont specializing in providing complete design services for distinctive homes and business’s new construction, additions, and renovations. With more than 25 years of design experience, professional recognition and published work; Mitra’s work can be seen in numerous national and prestigious design magazines, and other publications, and her work can be found all over the Northeast, including Vermont, Cape Cod, New York, New Jersey, Maine, and New Hampshire.  

The most distinguishing aspect of Mitra’s work—for which she is greatly respected in the design and construction field—is her keen attention to every aspect of building design detail and her respect for good architecture. Mitra has an exceptionally strong conceptual and space planning ability which is the foundation of her designs. Her business success is also due to her ability to “pull everything together” for her clients according to the highest design standards.

Mitra is also well known for her ability to understand the nuts and bolts of the construction process and for being an effective team player. She works closely with builders, which ensures a smooth transition of the design phase into the construction phase and makes the process more enjoyable.

Mitra enjoys creating both classic and contemporary designs; much of her work contains elements of classicism and modernism. All of her work can be characterized by a unique, creative elegance that is grounded in integrity and lasting timelessness. Her clients delight in her hands-on approach.   Mitra is also an artist and that spirit is embodied in her design work and in her ability to design spaces that delight, surprise, rejuvenate, and inspire.

Design Philosophy

There have always been two large problems in the design field. The gap between architecture and interior design, and the gap between design and construction. Often there is a lack of effective communication between these important multi-faceted phases, and because of this, information often gets lost, designs watered down, and details missed. We provide full-service design to bridge that gap. We work with a large network of other expert building professionals as well as structural engineers, so depending upon the scope of the project, we can assemble the best team to address the specific needs of our project. This keeps our overhead low and allows us to provide the best design service and keep our design fees reasonable.
 
Decades of hands-on experience both in the field of architecture and construction, has allowed us to gain a deep understanding of the needs of both fields. We have developed a successful process in our practice that allows the project team to foresee and carefully consider all project needs early in the design and planning phase. We pay special attention to all critical technical aspects as well as artistic elements of good design such as scale, form, function, and proportion, as well as the psychological effects of natural and artificial lighting, color, and texture. We are also very sensitive to the environmental impact of each project. Our design packages are highly comprehensive and detailed and we continually receive praise for our design packages from both our clients and their builders.  Our attention to details results in a comprehensive design package that is ready for pricing early on and during each phase of the design so together with our client we can stay within budget while achieving the design goal of the project.
 
By choice, we have kept our firm a small design studio, allowing our role with our clients to be that of a designer/partner. We only take a small number of projects at a time so we can give our undivided attention to each design on the board. This allows us to work with our clients on a personal level, listen and understand their specific needs and stylistic preferences. 
 
We are strong believers in working closely with both client and project team from the very beginning of the building design concept, interior design, and to the very end of construction. Not only does this ensure a smooth and pleasant experience, but also a beautiful and functional final product that our client’s are proud to call their own.

 

Photo by Sierra Urich