Corey Klassen, CMKBD, Assoc. IIDA, DDA Accredited
Principal + FOUNDER
Corey comes from a long line of creatives from artists, home builders, drafters, and floral designers. At 16 years old he completed an internship in a Winnipeg Architecture firm. After earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (B.F.A.) from the School of Art at the University of Manitoba, he completed his Interior Design (Dipl. KBD) studies with distinction in Vancouver. Corey has created production designs for malls and vendors, worked in luxury furnishings and home decor, and kitchen & bath sales. Since starting the design studio in 2011, he has won multiple international awards for his design work and has been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, Globe & Mail, Vancouver Sun, Gray Magazine, Homes & Design Magazine, and more.
Corey is known for creating symmetry in awkward spaces, with a use of strong line and form, and a pleasing material pallet inspired by the Pacific Northwest. More recently, Corey and his team have focused on the use of multiple colours and patterns in their work to bring a stronger and more creative design aesthetic while enhancing the users connection to their community and services.
As a master in his field, Corey is frequently called on by large brands as an insider expert in the industry with BLANCO Canada Inc., Perlick Residential, and DXV. He also is a professional speaker, co-author, educational instructor, and recurring guest on LuAnn Nigara's A Well Designed Business(TM) podcast.
Corey a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD), Associate Member of the International Interior Design Association (Assoc. IIDA), and an Accredited Member of the Decorators & Designers Association of Canada (Accredited DDA)
Patrizia Stirpe, AKBD
Patrizia studied residential interiors at B.C.I.T., holds a Kitchen & Bath Design Diploma from an NKBA-Accredited College, earning her Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer (AKBD) appellation from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). She is the 2014 recipient of the NKBA B.C. Chapter’s scholarship and the local winner of the NKBA GE Charette. She brings a broad depth of experience to the Design Team and as a Design Professional she works on all projects to ensure design details are captured.
Chris studied Architectural and Structural CADD and Graphics Technician at B.C.I.T. and joined the Design Team in fall of 2016 after completing his practicum with Corey Klassen Interior Design. His primary responsibilities include producing technical schematics and managing building permit applications. In addition to technical drafting and 3D computer rendering, Chris contributes to the Design Team by supporting project ordering, scheduling, and communicating with clients and contractors.
Ali studied Interior Design Technology at Lakeland College, an NKBA Accredited institution, and joined Corey Klassen Interior Design after completing her practicum. Ali works with the entire Design Team, Clients, Vendors and Suppliers to keep us all organized and successful. She works on all types of projects, from commercial to residential with Corey, and LOVES restaurants (and their washroom designs.)
Where You May Have Seen Us
Selected International & Local Design Awards
Best Small Kitchen, 2016 NKBA BC Design Excellence Awards
2nd Place, Large Kitchen, 2015 NKBA BC Design Competition
1st Place, Small Kitchen, 2015 NKBA BC Design Competition
1st Place, Small Kitchen, 2015 NKBA (Int'l) Design Competition
Winner, Best Kitchen Renovation $50-99K, 2015 GVHBA Ovation Awards
3rd Place, Large Bathroom, 2014 NKBA (Int'l) Design Competition
Finalist, Best Kitchen Renovation $50-99K, 2013 GVHBA Ovation Awards
Pulling From Our Knowledge Base & Design Library
Our studio is packed with a design library that smaller design firms do not have. We hold wallpapers, fabrics, solid surfaces, cabinetry, carpets, and furnishing samples from so many of local our suppliers. What ever sample we do not have, we obtain specifically for your review and approvals, holding onto them until the project is complete.
As certified professional designers, Corey and his team have a vast technical and experienced knowledge base for every type of interior design project. From new construction and renovation, to a bathroom or a retail store, our innovation and resourcefulness are key characteristics that make our Design Team the right design team.