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"Designing and remodeling an office can be daunting as there are so many steps and key elements that should not be overlooked. Shira knows her stuff and is fantastic in guiding a vision come true. Her expertise makes the project go smoothly from the initial design through all of the construction phase.

She is a wealth of dental/ortho knowledge in design options, ideas, and contractor networks. Challenges arise in any project but she is there every step of the way to make sure it all comes together for what her client desires. Hire Shira for your project so that you don't break your head or bank on a practice build/remodel."

Dr. Gabriel Enriquez DDS MS

"Thank you for being willing to be real and connected as we co-create. It feels like a totally alive and a rich and beautiful way to do business. We truly do appreciate what you have brought into our world."

"Working with Shira is a fluid and inspiring process. We opened an integrative pediatric practice with Shira as the lead member of our office design team. She has tremendous insight to offer to any practitioner. Her deep awareness makes her a phenomenal addition to any wellness oriented practice's design team adding something a little more intangible than just workspace flow, furniture and overall layout. Shira routinely rose above in her efforts, whether she was offering options and ideas to integrate the feel of the office to support a calming environment for both kids and their parents or adjusting to our needed changes to scale down since our grand-opening landed right in the midst of COVID. Most importantly, we laughed and shared joy in the process. She is a kind-hearted and warm person which makes working together peaceful and fun. We look forward to another round when we are big enough to grow."

Risa Fowler DDiv, RYT-500, and Paul Fowler MD, PhD, FAAP

"As contractors who specialize in medical office construction, we work very hard to develop and maintain relationships with excellent architects, subcontractors and designers. We believe our customers deserve it. We recently had the privilege of working with Shira Coleman at Designing Well. The experience was second to none. Shira is excellent on every level and a genuine joy to work with.

She cares about her work and it shows. She has expertise not only providing great design for big budgets but does masterful work when costs have to be cut. I would highly recommend Shira and Designing Well to any of our clients. We look forward to our next project with her."

David Savage, Savage Construction Company Inc.

Hello! I’m Shira Coleman, Owner and Principal at DesigningWell. I’m so glad you are here and I can’t wait to see how I may be of service in bringing your project and vision to life!

I have been improving the functionality and aesthetics of medical office spaces for 18 years with clients across the country. My design philosophy focuses on excellence in design and customer experience.

The best designed spaces enhance the potential of the user. My expertise will guide you toward an efficient, supportive, and beautiful space, and help you and your practice realize your potential.

I work closely with Contractors, Architects, Engineers and Building Department Officials to develop projects and bring them in on time and on budget!

I am a CCIDC Interior Designer, educated at the Richmond College of London’s HNC program in interior design and at Cabrillo College’s Construction and Energy Management program. My academic and professional focus is on superior space planning/flow and function, state of the art lighting and equipment, and creative interior finishes.

After 14 years as the Senior Designer and Project Manager at  Matlack/Van Every Design Inc./Joyce Matlack Design, I created DesigningWell to be able to serve clients directly with my passionate focus on customer experience and deep expertise in Dental/Medical office Design.

Communication and problem solving are the keys to project success. You will find me to be responsive, caring and professional.

Hiring a designer to guide you through something as complex as a medical office project has a huge impact on your experience through the process.  Integrity is the foundation of my practice.

I look forward to working with you!