Company

SR/A Interior Architecture + Design is the partnership of a Parisian designer and a New York architect. This creative collaboration started three decades ago on projects mostly located in the then new NY Financial Center and Battery Park. It resulted in the birth of some of the most recognized commercial and residential interiors. Since our relocation to the Washington DC area, we have brought a decisively new approach to the rental and condominium market.

  • Sabine Roy
  • Sean Saidi
  • Lyle Ganz
  • Jessica Watts, NCIDQ

Approach

Overview
SR/A is a commercial interior design firm specializing in multifamily residential projects. Our unique and expertly curated aesthetic sets us apart and ahead of the commercial design curve. We strive to blend the sensitivity of curated hand design with fresh, innovative, and current attributes. This careful balance is the source of our design mantra.
Problem/Solution
At SR/A, we take a proactive team approach to seamless coordination with clients, project architects, and engineers. We pride ourselves in consistent communication, rapid response, and solution finding. Our principals lead the team every step of the way and work closely with the client’s group until completion and delivery of the project.
Value Added
We believe that a clear understanding of the project’s budget, schedule, and goals; combined with a tight collaboration, will bring a financially accurate delivery of the project. We have reliably delivered original and competent designs on time and on budget.

Testimonials

  • Sarah Davidson, Partner – Insight Property Group

    We appreciate the creativity and sense of partnership with which the excellent SR/A team approached the interior design for our apartment community at Fenwick. Their design responded beautifully to the vision that had been established for the project while also respecting the budgetary prerogatives that were set before them. Furthermore, SR/A's performed all of their work in a timely manner that was fully coordinated with the rest of the design effort -- helping to avoid the common pitfall of a back-end value engineering process. Their construction management effort was also superlative.

    SR/A truly approached the design process with a flexible and open mind -- allowing for ongoing review and refinement that resulted in a distinctive and successful project. We were taken with the sense of whimsy that infused both their relationships with the whole of the project team as well as the design itself.

    We look forward to our next adventure in designing and bringing to life a unique residential community with the SR/A team.

  • Nate Dunn, Construction Manager – MRP | Realty

    I would like to take a moment to share a few comments on behalf of SR/A. During the latter part of 2013, I was introduced to Sabine Roy and her staff. The warmth, sincerity and professionalism that was shown to my colleagues and I then is the same consistent way we are treated today. I have worked with design firms in the past that have a “one track vision” and that is that they can rarely see beyond what they have designed for a project. Understanding this way of thinking by some, I try to remain conscious of the design intent when reviewing design documents as well as renderings so that any requested changes from the Owner does not offend or drastically disturb the harmony of the design. To my surprise, when it came time to review the design documents for the “Alric”, a 323 unit residential building comprised of 2 separate buildings with 2 main lobbies & lounges ... a roof top lounge and roof top terrace for entertaining to name of few amenities the project has to offer, SR/A didn’t show any level of discontent when it came to a few suggestions from the Owner, rather they simply and genuinely without hesitation or resistance offered to revisit the design to offer a change to satisfy our request as well as keeping the integrity of the design intact. If there is a specific design you want, they can and will deliver. If you put your trust in this team to come up with a design based upon a few choice words given to them to work from, they can and will deliver.

    In addition to ensuring their clients are 150% satisfied, they are also a cost conscious group who understands budgetary boundaries with skills on knowing how to adjust and work around the dollars and sense of project struggles, when the unforeseen surfaces. My company has not only been completely satisfied with the planning & execution of FF&E on our Alric project, we have them under contract for one of our current projects that has just gotten underway on the Anacostia River and we are just as excited to see them deliver on their design on this project as we were for the Alric.

    In short, whatever your needs, wants or desires are, SR/A can deliver! They will deliver it with style, calmness and CONFIDENCE that I have not seen in a while. Almost always you pretty much can bet there will be chaos when it comes for FF&E to be installed, but when there is a group of individuals that are truly dedicated to what they do and believe in and who believes in you as well, it makes for a rather stress free affair.

  • Sarah Alexander, AIA LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal – Torti Gallas and Partners

    It is a joy to work with Sabine and her team at SR/A. Their dedication to creating beautiful spaces starts with their forward thinking vision and continues throughout the design process with the high quality of their drawings.

  • Maury Stern, Partner – Insight Property Group

    It was a pleasure to work with the SR/A team. They are professional, creative and detail oriented, a combination of skills that is rarely seen. We are extremely proud of the product they delivered in Silver Spring with spaces that are both beautiful and comfortable and differentiate us from the rest of the market. Their drawings show a keen attention to detail and allowed us to seamlessly build their vision.

  • Daryl South, Senior Vice President of Development and Acquisitions – Washington Property Company

    Washington Property Company uses SR/A for interior design on many of our multifamily projects. The combination of Sabine’s artistic flair and her partner Sean’s architectural space planning and attention to detail make for a well-coordinated project for the developer as well as a product that is well-received by the marketplace. It is a joy to work with them because they love what they do and the results show it.