Architecture

As a full-service design firm focused on developing sustainable solutions for both private and public sectors, D&B’s architectural services are complemented by a multidisciplinary team of in-house engineers to integrate innovative technologies, processes, and ideas that deliver superior value. Our vision incorporates exceptional design, unsurpassed service and meticulous attention to every project, making us well-equipped for today’s educational, corporate, residential, industrial, and governmental facility planning and design challenges.

Our design process is one of discovery. Our architectural vision is generated through a non-linear methodology of exploration through various mediums. The visual representation of hand sketches, computer modeling, photorealistic renderings, and physical models all serve the process of design discovery between the architectural designers and our clients. As we develop a design narrative, our design process encourages a deep consideration of materials, construction means and methods, sustainability, and economic feasibility.

Integrated Approach

Complemented by an in-house team of MEP, structural, and site/civil engineers, D&B’s fully integrated system from design to execution completes an architectural design process that is imbued with the necessary information to produce transformative design solutions. A close collaboration between our engineers and architects allows D&B to commit to the sustainable and environmentally friendly approach we seek in our designs; in landscape enhancement, water management, building material, and fabrication impact, and energy conservation. Fundamental to our approach is the belief that the design process is very much a progressive development, influenced by client, community and time.

Sustainable Solutions

Our architectural designs stem from a holistic approach to sustainability and conservationism. Each design decision explores both the passive and active ecological strategies to maximize design aesthetics coupled with high-efficiency performance. Our team of site/civil and MEP engineers work in concert with our architects to develop high-performance initiatives that deliver comfortable, safe, cost-effective strategies.

Technology-Driven Design

Technology plays an integral role when implementing new designs and energy-efficient systems. Our holistic approach incorporates the totality of variables through site design, cardinal orientation, landscaping, and project elements to help our team develop both qualitative and quantitative design solutions. We leverage software such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) to create intelligent 3D models that can be used for analysis, coordination and visualization purposes that often allow us to create realistic renderings; provide visualizations; perform detailed analysis based on spaces and occupancies; mix virtual and augmented reality; perform cost estimation, construction phasing, progress planning and tracking; and record model authoring.


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Joseph H. Marturano
Senior Vice President

Brian E. Aitchison, RA
Principal Architect