“When the seasons shift, even the subtle beginning, the scent of a promised change, I feel something stir inside me. Hopefulness? Gratitude? Openness? Whatever it is, it’s welcome.” —Kristin Armstrong
One of the most rewarding things about running a business is the personal relationships we form. No one achieves success without the help of other people. With the official launch of Moya Design Partners almost a year ago, I’m grateful to you all: employees, clients, and partners. I think of all the opportunities we’ve been able to give each other and the things we’ll achieve in the future. Together, we’ve turned challenges into successes and visions into reality. Our upcoming projects promise even more successes to come.
Entrepreneurship is full of opportunities to creatively solve problems. I love coming up with new ideas and testing them out in the design process, and I love working with so many talented, dedicated people who feel the same way I do about design for the social good. I’ve always loved all things design, architecture, and visual communications; how open, sleek and contemporary design can shape people and their energy, promote diversity and affordable living, increase quality of life, and above all build relationships.
In the design business, we have to listen to people, take into account their resources, and understand what a client really wants and needs. It takes time to get to that place of understanding. I’m proud of how the MOYA team has been able to integrate our firm into winning collaborations and creatively find new work. There are always fires, but I love it because that is life. I used to wonder, is there going to be a week or month when nothing pops? The answer is no, and I am fully embracing the journey.
MOYA’s products are highly visible. Our visual designs are on banners, storefronts, business interiors, and on corporate communications. Our interior, exterior, and mixed-use architectural products help urban communities thrive. From Audi Field to supportive housing for women at Diane’s House to our ongoing civic work for Eastern Market Metro Park, we see our impacts in action all over the city, and I’m so grateful for that opportunity. In our own way we’re shaping what DC is now. We’re helping to design a brand-new city — and beyond.
“Appreciation can make a day — even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” —Margaret Cousins
Having a team of designers and support staff who are eager to learn and excited about trying new things is at the heart of our business success. At MOYA, we’re diverse group who strive for humility, gratitude, intellectual curiosity, and personal development. I’m thankful to work with such a passionate and energetic group of people every day. You have worked so hard to help our business thrive. However success is measured on a project, you work double, triple hard to get there. Thank you all for your accomplishments.
Our architecture team: Fede, Marilaura, Brian, Ligia, Mariia, Igor, Deniz. Our visual design team: Eli, Mayela, Bruno, Jhonny, Marcos, Romina. Our marketing team: Erika, Olga, Megan, Angela. Our administrative support team: Bernardo, Rada, and all of our consultants. I appreciate your high standards and dedication to keeping Moya Design Partners running every day. I truly couldn’t do it without you, and I’m grateful to be able to work with you.
Here are some exciting new projects I have the pleasure to work on with this amazing group right now and into early 2019:
an installation for Special Olympics for the 2019 Austin SXSW EDU festival
an urban master plan implementation of Eastern Market Metro Park
a master plan study for DCPL libraries
an office expansion for Paoli Law firm
a new office space for the Safety/Hospitality & Maintenance Ambassadors for the DowntownDC Business Improvement District
a new coworking interior and branding design for WashReit
an interior collaboration for the OAS
a new website design for Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day Center
and, of course, ongoing work with our fantastic repeat clients!
MOYA has also been shortlisted for two public projects:
An architecture design project for 2 Patterson, a multifamily mixed-use project in NOMA for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development; Washington, DC
and an interior architecture project for the Houses of Parliament for the government of Jamaica; Kingston, Jamaica
“Do good work for good people.” –Aaron Draplin
Truly, where would we be without our clients and partners? At Moya Design Partners, we value every one of you and appreciate your confidence in us. Counting you among our customers, vendors, and collaborators is an honor. Our firm works each day to bring the best in international design trends and practices to the table, whether working one-to-one with a visual design client or in a complex collaborative architectural team. Here’s a heartfelt shout-out to you all, and to our future partners as well!
DowntownDC BID, Flaherty & Collins, D.C. United, Events DC, DGS, DC BID Council, WDCEP, MGM Resorts, Bread for the World, DCPL, Argos, The Jefferson Apartment Group, Elizabeth Seton High School, Brailsford & Dunlavey, ESA/The Wizards, ZERO TO THREE, OAS, DCPS, DCBIA, Cook Ross, Diane’s House, Special Olympics, WASH*REIT, Paoli Law, Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day, Bright Beginnings, Pathways DC, Loring Consulting Engineers, Setty & Associates, Land Design, Ecoimpact Consulting, Gorove/Slade & Associates, Landscape Architecture Bureau, Beyer Blinder Belle, Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger, Nitsch Engineering, Engineering Consulting Services, Polysonics, American Construction Investigations, Nyikos Associates, Inc., TCT Cost Consultants, AMT LLC, HR&A Advisors, Inc., Sustainable Building Partners, DLW, LLC, Montgomery College, Re-District, Community Playthings, Holland & Knight, DC Latina, Washington Business Journal, Walker’s Legacy, AIA & AIA WIELD.
We wish you a lovely Thanksgiving and a joyous holiday season. Warm wishes from all of us at Moya Design Partners.
Paola Moya, Founder & CEO