Planeta Design Group

We believe that the best projects are those which successfully translate our client’s vision, needs and limitations into an optimal design. Though we focus on achieving superior outcome, we don’t neglect the process, aiming to deliver a rewarding experience from day one through completion. Our clients feel listened to, understood and appreciated.

Principal

Patrick has over a decade of professional experience in Interior Design and Fine Art Brokerage. His work spans corporate, residential, retail and hospitality. After gaining public recognition for his extraordinary talent while working at one of Boston’s premier design firms, Patrick began Planeta Design Group.

Patrick is deeply committed to client service, catering to each client’s unique situation and needs. Being a well-versed and multi-faceted individual, he brings to each job innovative design solutions that implement the client’s vision and desires in a creative yet efficient manner.

In 2010, Patrick was among the first group of inductees to receive New England Home’s ‘5 Under 40’ award, recognized as “the hottest emerging talent in residential design in New England.” He serves on the Board of Directors of Artists for Humanity in South Boston and has been part of the team building the new “Creative Industries EpiCenter” on a land donated by Procter & Gamble. Patrick also volunteers his time to various charities and art-related philanthropic engagements.

Patrick graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Science degree. Previous to that, he took classes in sculpture, painting, printmaking and photography at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts (associated with the Florence Griswold Museum) in Old Lyme, CT. In addition he has attended Harvard Business School and has completed the GNE Program.

Team

Services

PROGRAMMING

  • Project criteria and design direction

SCHEMATICS

  • Space planning
  • Preliminary design concepts
  • Local and state code compliance

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

  • Design refinement
  • Color palette development
  • Initial furniture recommendations
  • Pricing package development

CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

  • Complete set of coordinated documents including plans, specifications and schedules for construction
  • Project coordination

CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION

  • Management, implementation and coordination

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Collaboration with architects and consultants

FURNITURE AND PRODUCT PROCUREMENT

ART PROCUREMENT

RENDERINGS AND GRAPHICS FOR PROMOTIONAL USE

MODEL UNIT DESIGN AND INSTALLATION

TURNKEY READY DESIGN

Community

Artists for Humanity

Artists for Humanity

“Founded in 1991, Artists For Humanity’s (AFH’s) mission is to bridge economic, racial, and social divisions by providing underserved urban youth with the keys to self-­â€sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. AFH began with what was then an ambitious and unconventional idea young people can provide, through their innate talent and vision, applied creative services to the business community. This concept is now a proven model for youth development”.*

AFH is working on their dream to build a 64,000 square-feet “Creative Industries Epicenter” in the old Gillette/Proctor & Gamble parcel. As an active board member, Patrick is working in the capacity to help establish Community partnering, work towards their $30 million capital campaign, as well as the Request for Proposal process and development through completion.

*AFH website

 

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, BOSTON

 

 

 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS

 

 

 

 

UNITED SOUTH END SETTLEMENTS

Testimonials

“The team at Planeta Design Group is outstanding.  They possess all of the basic underpinnings of a great design team – creativity, command of market trends, responsiveness, and adherence to budget, proactive engagement with the contractor and subs, etc.  But their real talent is delivery of genuinely authentic design because they respond first to identity of place and then they layer on their sense of smart, original design.  That prioritization is too often absent in the design world.  We are on our 3rd collaboration.  I’m certain there will be a 4th.”

Patrick McMahon, Director of Development, Federal Realty Investment Trust

“We loved working with Planeta Design Group to create our beautiful home.   From thoughtful service to a truly stunning creative vision, PDG offers the complete package and guarantees a successful project.  They guided the creation of a unique and gorgeous home that feels like us, and they took exceptional care of the project from the first design meetings to the final punch list items.”

Julia and Peter Johannsen

“We have had the pleasure of working with Planeta Design Group on several occasions. These projects have included high end residential projects in Bermuda and Boston as well as an upscale restaurant. The ability of the firm to understand the client’s needs as well as to challenge the barriers of design have allowed us to create extremely successful projects.

The implementation of projects can be extraordinarily stressful for the client however Patrick has an ability to utilize the best resources within a sense of reality. The creation of realistic budgets and timelines has allowed us in all cases to deliver projects that not only have an individual impressive factor but are delivered to meet our expectations.

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Planeta Design Group and Patrick and have no hesitation in recommending them.”

William Cox, President, Waterfront Properties

“Suffolk has had the pleasure of working with the Planeta Design Group’s team on several projects and have found their knowledge, teamwork, and collaborative approach a valuable asset we enjoy thoroughly. Their attention to detail, dedication to the client’s interest and use of materials is superb.”

Chris Gedrich, Vice President of Operations, Suffolk Construction Company

“It was an absolute pleasure working with the team at Planeta Design Group. They provided such intuitive, creative design elements for our project at Alloy. The unit finishes were perfect for the market and the common area selections captured the branding of the project completely. PDG provided well positioned options and responded professionally. TCC would highly recommend PDG for any multi-family project. Their vision is fresh, inviting and creative.”

Sue Hawkes, Managing Director, The Collaborative Companies

“Planeta Design Group helped us to create a corporate image that is at once contemporary and sophisticated but also timeless. They designed two major office projects and two retail bespoke banking centers. The Planeta Basque team worked closely with our team and with the Suffolk Construction team to assure that the vision we had for the Admirals Bank spaces would be implemented seamlessly and beautifully.”

Nicholas W. Lazares, Chairman and CEO, Admirals Bank

“At Abrams Capital, our physical space is vitally important to our firm’s culture. We want the space to reflect our values such as warmth, uniqueness, and professionalism. Planeta Design Group has been our principle design firm on our last two projects because they have demonstrated an ability to translate our vision into a magnificent office environment. We are grateful to have worked with them as partners as we seek to create a unique firm with a unique office environment”

David Abrams Managing Member, Abrams Capital

“Planeta Design Group are masters at calming clients in the midst of uncertainty and frustration. Their attention to detail is second to none, and their attention to clients is nothing short of remarkable (as well as their patience). They were available at all times of the day, even on weekends, and they were a true pleasure to work with.”

Sunny Dadian, Facilities Manager and Real Estate Analyst, Admirals Bank Boston

“Planeta Design Group does an exceptional job of listening to the client, then translating that client’s vision into tightly coordinated architectural drawings. They are extremely hands-on during construction to ensure the vision is filled”

Nat Wysor, Senior VP at Redgate Real Estate Advisors, LLC