Marina Shektman is the principal designer and creative force behind Design Studio M. The Studio's diverse portfolio includes office spaces, restaurants and high-end residential interiors. Marina specializes in concept-driven spaces with strong identity and branding. She believes that creativity and imagination applied to interiors have power to transform our daily lives. With BA in architecture from Drexel University, she has a trained eye for architectural detail, quality and timeless style. Prior to establishing Design Studio M, Marina worked at several architectural and interior design firms in Philadelphia, New York City and Boston. With that, she gained substantial knowledge of all aspects of commercial and residential design and construction process. Design Studio M was established in 2002 and since then created a variety of commercial interiors such as Moore Hall in Providence College, Midea Corporation in Medford, Neurala Offices in Boston, Hopsters Restaurant in Newton, Lash Lamour Salon in Wellesley and others.
Minakshi Rothawan has a master degree in interior architecture from Suffolk University in Boston, MA. She enjoys the conceptualizing stage of design the most. A great concept provides strong platform that is easily built on as the project progresses. Minakshi is a pro at 3D renderings and computer visualization. Combining different design styles while creating the cohesive look is her strength. She was awarded Best Graduate Design honors for “Mode Couture Design School,” at IIDA New England design awards 2017. She also received IIDANE student portfolio award and thesis design and academic excellence honor from Suffolk University.