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Stoa is an award-winning Toronto-based design boutique creating inspired and sophisticated interiors for the hospitality industry. Stoa designs timeless and inviting spaces for restaurants, hotels, and commercial properties that reflect a client’s brand, and enrich the guest experience.

Founding partners and senior designers Olga Evstifeeva and Jennifer Nicevski bring close to two decades of experience in interior design, project management, and production expertise.

Stoa is known for its attention to detail and authentic approach to creating beauty in any space.


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OLGA EVSTIFEEVA

Partner | ARIDO, IDC, NCIDQ

Olga is an attentive listener focused on helping clients realize the potential of what their spaces could become. She is passionate about creating hospitality interiors for restaurants and hotels that are exceptionally beautiful, favourably functional, and complementary to a client’s style.

She has worked for some of the industry’s most prestigious design firms including DesignAgency, and mackaywong. Her portfolio includes projects for clients across North America such as: The Duniway, a Hilton Hotel, Portland, Oregon; JW Marriott, Houston, Texas; Delta Hotels in British Columbia, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia; and Nando’s Restaurant, Queen Street East, Toronto.

Olga holds an Interior Design advanced diploma from Humber College School of Applied Technology, and a certificate in Architectural Preservation & Conservation from Ryerson University.

JENNIFER NICEVSKI

Partner | ARIDO, IDC, BCIN

Jennifer is an avid problem solver, and her technical abilities at designing solutions for the most challenging spaces are unsurpassed. Her inspired ideas come to life illustrating thoughtfully designed, aesthetically striking, and distinctly customized interiors for hospitality clients.

She has worked for esteemed design studios DesignAgency, and Anacleto Design in Toronto, and Yabu Pushelberg in New York. Jennifer’s experience extends to the management and execution of design projects across North America including: The Duniway, a Hilton Hotel, Portland, Oregon; Nando’s Restaurant, Queen Street East, Toronto; Canoe Restaurant & Bar, Toronto; Oliver & Bonacini Café & Grill, Toronto; Little Goat Diner by Boka Restaurant Group, Chicago, Illinois; and Vice Media Canada, Toronto.

Jennifer has a Bachelor of Interior Design from Ryerson University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Windsor. In 2012, she was awarded the “Top 5 Under 5: Canada’s Emerging Interior Designers” Award from Interior Designers of Canada.


PROCESS

Stoa believes any space has potential no matter the angles of a building, the age of the interior, or the reconstruction of its parts. We are passionate about the hospitality industry and creating environments that enhance the guest experience.

Our well-designed solutions for hospitality clients are constructed to maximize the possibilities within the space, and functionality for your operations team.

Stoa has a comprehensive design process to achieve project success within a client’s timeline. From concept to execution, we collaborate and manage a team of leading industry experts in architecture, landscaping, graphic design, art, and branding to create desirable and acclaimed spaces.

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We get to know the big picture - who you are, what you need, explore the possibilities for your space.

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We define the look and feel of the project, and develop the design concept.

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We further develop the design, and coordinate all details to align with project objectives.

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We build and realize the client vision.


SERVICES

Research

Program Development

Feasibility Analysis

Brand Identity & Development

Spatial Planning

Creative Direction

Contract Documentation

Specifications

Contract Administration

Custom Furniture & Lighting

Art & Accessory Curation