Toronto-based Navigate Design opens first U.S. office

Architecture and design firm Navigate Design opened its first U.S.-based office in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood. 

Navigate Design is a Toronto-based firm that specializes in hospitality, residential and retail design. It was founded in 2015 by Maher Murshed and Ken Lam.

By the end of this summer, Navigate Design will have will have overseen the completion of several new restaurant projects, including locations in Toronto, Calgary, Miami, Los Angeles and Dubai. The firm’s new location will let it provide interior design services, as well as custom artwork, graphic design, project management, and branding services to prospective New York-based clients.

Navigate Design’s New York City office is headed by Asifa Tirmizi, who will serve as managing partner for the firm, operating as lead designer on all projects and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the business.