Who We Are

Square One Design is a Woman Owned Small Business that has operated out of the Washington DC metropolitan area since 2004. We are comprised of a team of highly educated and experienced designers with NCIDQ and LEED certifications providing exceptional client based services at industry competitive rates.

At Square One Design, we specialize in a range of commercial interior design services, facilities planning and project management. Our ability to exceed client expectations has earned us a reputation for excellence. We believe in the integration of people and technology, optimizing your space for efficiency and creating an attractive and functional workplace for our clients.

With several decades of experience in space planning and design, our team will design the best layout for your business, one that is both efficient, logical, accesible, and aesthetically current.

Square One Design was founded by Cynthia Berardo in 2004. She and has more than 20 years of successful experience in comprehensive interior design. She has worked on a variety of interior design projects for commercial and government clients ranging from small office suites to corporate headquarters. Exceptionally experienced in all levels of blocking, stacking, space planning, furniture selection and specification for clients including Government, Healthcare, Commercial, Assisted Living and Child Development centers. Skilled in writing RFP’s for procurement of furniture for Federal Government, evaluating bids and best value determination summary. Highly familiar with most commercial furniture lines on the market making Square One a valuable source for comparable furniture analysis. She earned her degree in Interior Design from West Virginia University, obtained her NCIDQ certification and is LEED AP certified. She is licensed to practice interior design by the State of Maryland. In 2011, Square One Design received certification from the National Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBENC) as a Women’s Business Enterprise. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the Interior Design program at Montgomery College.