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Oculus Inc. Acquires Staicoff Design Company, Amplifies Focus on Hospitality Interior Design


“Staicoff” brand will anchor the Oculus hospitality architecture and interior design division

Oculus Inc, a full-service architecture and interior design firm headquartered in St. Louis, today announced the acquisition of Staicoff Design Company, an award-winning hospitality interiors design firm that serves clients nationally from its base in Portland, Ore.  Staicoff Design will operate as a division of Oculus Inc. and the brand will anchor the Oculus hospitality business group. James Staicoff, principal and founder of Staicoff Design, will serve as Director of Hospitality for Oculus Inc.

“Jim’s outstanding reputation and track record in high-profile, truly innovative hospitality interiors speak eloquently for themselves,” noted Lisa Bell-Reim, Oculus Inc. President.  “We’re genuinely delighted to bring our extensive architectural expertise and hospitality business program together with the Staicoff team to create a new force in hospitality design. In addition to the acquired book of current Staicoff business we’re forecasting a 20% organic increase in our Oculus Inc. hospitality portfolio over the next two years,” she stated.

“Oculus Inc. is a highly successful, growing architectural and design firm with the leadership, skills and resources that my team and I want to be part of,” commented Staicoff. “Joining Oculus Inc. is a tremendous advantage and a huge delight. I’m looking forward to great achievements and a lot of fun,” he added.

Oculus Inc. serves clients throughout the United States and in Canada, in the retail, hospitality, healthcare, commercial office, education and government markets. Oculus employs more than 40 professional architects, designers, and corporate staff in the St. Louis headquarters and the Dallas and Portland offices. The Staicoff Design Division of Oculus will operate from the current Staicoff offices in Portland and will maintain the current staff of design professionals.

About Oculus Inc.  Oculus Inc. delivers comprehensive architecture, interior, planning and move management services that support business change and promote business value. Founded in 1994, Oculus creates high-performance design for national and international clients in the retail, commercial, restaurant, education, government and healthcare industries from offices in St. Louis and Dallas, and in Portland, Ore. through Staicoff Design Company, a division of Oculus. Oculus is WBE-Certified and regularly cited in top industry rankings for retail architecture and design, sustainability, interior design and overall growth..

About Staicoff Design Company   Staicoff Design Company provides award-winning interior design for hotels, restaurants, commercial, residential and retail spaces. Principal James Staicoff has particular expertise in leading brand strategy as an expression of the physical, visual and emotional experience of interior design.


McGrath Completes Construction Of New Girl Scouts Science & Engineering Program Center


GSA E. MO 2McGrath & Associates has completed construction on the expansion of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri headquarters at 2306 Ball Drive in Maryland Heights. The new Berges Family Girl Scouts Program Center houses programs that are focused on STEM careers, health and money management. Oculus Inc. was the architect. Landmark Contract Management was the owner’s representative.
McGrath constructed the 6,500-square-foot one-story facility in an existing space adjacent to the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri headquarters. The new program center includes a robotics lab, science area, demonstration kitchen and program studio. Design features include suspended lighting, acoustical ceiling “clouds” and a glass feature wall.

“McGrath has been a tremendous partner in taking our ideas and working with us to bring them into fruition,” said Bonnie Barczykowski, CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri. “The result is more than a space, it’s an environment that will nurture girl leadership development for years to come.”

The Program Center is the first of its kind for the organization, according to Barczykowski. GSEM has more than 43,000 girl members and 15,000 adult members in St. Louis City and 28 surrounding counties.

McGrath & Associates is a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm specializing in commercial, health care, industrial, institutional and pharmaceutical construction projects since 1983.