Los Angeles, July 2014
DesignGuide was founded in 2004 by architect Stephen Slan and real estate & media expert Quentin Foster. Their vision was to create a high quality visually based online environment for the building and design industry.
Designguide Professional Directory
The platforms premise was to allow design professional firms the ability to showcase their work through their websites, which were just beginning to emerge. A visual yellow pages where firms were listed by location and specialization. Today, the directory includes 8,000 firms across the United States
The Designguide Building Products Guide
The other key feature was a well organized and robust building products resource where manufacturers were able to display their building products using quality images and showing how their products were actually used in the built environment. This was a first in the industry. An introduction of a standardized Profile, allowed users an apple to apple comparison of similar products or services. Technical downloadable information was later added, so to become a one stop shop for building professionals and an everyday used professional tool.
The company also established a series of newsletters that focuses on and pulls together the building and design community and include: Innovations Innovative People, Projects + Products, the Connect Industry News + Featured Members, CEU Center Continuing Education Courses, Green+ a Green + Sustainable Newsletter, ShowTime Industry Conventions + Exhibitions and the ever popular MovieHouse A Collection of Building + Design Movies, DG’s version of Youtube for videos with all things to do with building and design.
The designguide Resource section offers 1000 links to important industry sites, including, professional associations, design centers, publishes and building codes.
Over the past 10 years the site has received favorable reviews, awards and recommendations from top industry entities. Designguide.com has risen to be one of the top online destinations for the global design and building industry.
"You want it. Designguide has it. This premium Internet directory
delivers powerful search tools amid sophisticated graphics
and user-friendly design. The website is dedicated to providing
the design and construction industry with the most comprehensive
and efficient directory for professionals, products, and
online resources. Browse a virtual worldwide showroom of new
products, portfolios, and resources. Bookmark favorites and
send batched requests for information. Users may research
companies or products on the site for Free."
"This award-winning online resource and forum for the building
and design industries has just launched a new platform with
compelling visuals and state-of-the-art features. The site hosts
more than 10,000 professionals who showcase their design
services and projects. It's also a terrific source to locate thousands
of building product and furnishings manufacturers as well
as numerous building codes."
|"Designguide offers an online showroom featuring
top-of-the-line products and materials for commercial
markets. From this site, users can research some of the
industry's most impressive products, save company
profiles and request information from
organizations such as Brodart."
|"Designguide.com has quickly become the design +
construction industry's most comprehensive and efficient
directory for professionals, products and resources."
|"B-K Lighting has successfully teamed with designguide.com to enhance the way design professionals
locate information about its products and services industry."
||"Its most media-savvy aspect is the DG Movie House - a
subsite and email digest dedicated to rare films and archival
videos, including interviews with architectural icons IM Pei,
Louis Kahn, and Frank Gehry, plus clips featuring everyone
from Brad Pitt to the Monty Python crew."
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For more information about Designguide, please visit the website at www.designguide.com or call 323.769.1100