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Design Studio is a Dar Es Salaam based firm providing quality architectural interior design and project management services to a broad client base in private and public sectors. The firm was created in 2010 when Subira Mchumo dissolved Studio 7 Limited, a company she had been running for 11 years. The move was prompted by the need for a fresh approach and re-organisation.

Since its inception, the firm's focus has been on providing design and technical excellence in the various fields of architecture and interior design. With extensive experience in new construction as well as renovation projects, the firm's projects range from small tenant renovations and fit outs, to large office buildings, hotels and shopping centers.

The team at Design Studio has the experience, technical knowledge and proven record to guarantee that projects will be executed on time and on budget, while producing state of the art architecture that is technically sound.

Design Studio is managed by Subira Mchumo, a seasoned Architect with over 12 years post registration experience.

Subira received her Architectural training at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, attaining her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architecture in 1995 and RIBA Part II qualification upon completing her Post Graduate studies in 1997. She has worked for Iain Pattie Associates in their London and Dar Es Salaam offices between 1992 and 1996 as Architectural Assistant and later joined Symbion International Tanzania as a Graduate Architect from 1998 to 2000. In 2000, she formed Studio 7 Limited, a dynamic firm of Architects which operated for 11 years until the formation of Design Studio in 2010. As a visionary, she saw the importance of restructuring the firm so as to re-brand and re-direct the firm's approach.