Surpassing Standards International: Creating Unique, Elegant & Functional Spaces

    Surinaa Triveen,      Managing Director

Surinaa Triveen

Managing Director

Having lived in Oman for decades, Founder and Managing Director of Surpassing Standards International(SSI), Surinaa Triveen has gained an in-depth knowledge of the people and the culture. This knowledge translates to design that mirrors the warmth and rich history of the country, as well as the traditional yet progressive mindset of its people.

In many ways, the SSI team embodies Oman's values of progress without compromising on heritage and culture, which is reflected in works like the Oman Arab Bank and the MHD head office in Central District.

What truly sets SSI apart from other interior design firms is how well they translate their client's vision. Often, they can draw upon what lies in the subconscious mind and make that image a reality. "Our ability to understand what clients wants, from both the creative and functional perspectives, and turn that into unique, bespoke designs in a timely manner is our key differentiating point", says Surinaa Triveen.

All Disciplines Under One Roof
The reason SSI has seen so much success is that the team is invested in carrying the vision forward.Where most firms stop at designing, SSI offers lighting design, acoustic consulting, landscape design concept, branding, signage, mechanical, electrical and plumbing(MEP), consulting, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HV AC) consulting, and everything clients could possibly need from start to finish for a
building's interior. "We also provide a precise estimation of the project cost to clients, which allows them to arrange for the required funds in advance", explains Surinaa.

Taking pride in its one-stop solution model, SSI's team consists not just of designers and architects but also an MEP engineer, civil engineer, visualizer, operations manager, and finance manager, all to ensure clients are well taken care of throughout the project. "I believe along with our past performance and budget-friendliness, the key driving factor for SSI's business is the all-encompassing nature of our team not many companies have all disciplines available under one roof", points Surinaa. The SSI team also offers inhouse visualizations, 3D views, and video walk throughs, giving clients all the necessary information before moving to the next stage.

Dedication to the Craft
Since its inception 11 years ago, SSI has completed over 70 projects, including shopping malls, government offices, banks, residential properties, and hotels. The team delivers not just form but also function while adhering strictly to the client's budget. For instance, while working on a 7000 m2 petroleum project, the SSI team completed the design, tendering, and building processes within five months.

Thanks to SSI being multi-disciplinary and its team's dedication to crafting bespoke spaces that inspire, the company enjoys repeat clients who can't seem to get enough of their energy and unmatched talent.

Transparency & Flexibility
SSI understands that clients prefer honesty and loyalty above all else. For that reason, the team keeps its clientele updated on all aspects of the project even the obstacles and mistakes. This has gone a long way in building a long lasting, trusting relationship with all clients. In addition, the team often goes above and beyond to realize the client's vision, even making last minute variations work flawlessly. "We ensure that each client we take on is treated like the only client we have. It's about service, dedication, and making our clients feel valued", says Surinaa.

SSI is currently working on the Sports Mall with a vibrant industrial design, unlike anything SSI has done before. Of course, some artists find comfort when out of their comfort zone, which is why the team is also expanding into concept architecture, working on something exciting behind the curtains. In the meantime, it is working on projects close to home, with the American British Academy(ABA) taking up most of their time.

While continuing to delight clients across industries, SSI now aims to be recognized as one of the best designers in the hospitality sector and, eventually, expand into numerous other design disciplines.