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DES A+E Rockets to the Top

HOW’S_DES_A+E_DOING? Yes,,-the-Bay-Area-economy is booming. But, that’s just the start to this story. DES Architects + Engineers’ (DES A+E) current success is much more than that. Recent industry rankings showcase DES A+E’s growing strength in its key markets. The firm placed higher than ever on ENR California’s annual Top Design Firms… Read More

Moffett Place and Bluebeam Win Gold Nugget Awards

REDWOOD CITY, California—June 26, 2015—Continuing the firm’s recognition for design excellence, DES Architects + Engineers (DES) took home two Gold Nugget Awards at this year’s PCBC conference in San Diego. Moffett Place received the Grand Award —  the highest honor — in the Commercial Category, and Bluebeam’s Headquarters in Pasadena… Read More

AIA San Mateo County Honors DES A+E

SAN MATEO, California—December 12, 2014—Announcing its bi-annual Design Awards, AIA San Mateo County, honored DES Architects + Engineers (DES A+E) with the Outstanding Firm Service Award and the Emerging Professional Award. The Firm Service Award honors a firm that expands the scope of their services beyond client work with significant… Read More

DES A+E Recognized as 6th Fastest Growing Firm

Redwood City, CA — Interior Design magazine, an industry-leading publication, announced DES Architects + Engineers as a Top 100 Giant. Published in its monthly magazine and online, the key rankings provides the most respected snapshot of the interior design industry’s most celebrated firms. DES A+E landed in its highest position… Read More

UC Irvine’s Eye Institute Published in Healthcare Design Magazine

REDWOOD CITY, California—October 20, 2014—Covering the year’s most outstanding designs in the healthcare industry, the Healthcare Design magazine published the recently completed Gavin Herbert Eye Institute as part of their annual Design Showcase issue. > Read the article here The Institute was the only Eye Center published as part of… Read More

Designing People-centric Workplaces

With today’s technology-infused workplace, businesses are evolving and adapting at an increasingly fast pace. This pushes the design of space into a new reality —  one that provides a unique combination of space types, a flexible user-controlled workspace, and an effective approach to change, all while strategically positioning themselves for… Read More

DES Architects + Engineers Announces Three Promotions

REDWOOD CITY, California—October 13, 2014—DES Architects + Engineers, Inc. (DES) announced promotions of three outstanding employees: Chi-Wing Wong, Dona Shah, and Kartik Gathani. These professionals have been promoted to Associates in recognition of their achievements and role in providing the firm with a competitive advantage in providing best-in-class design services.… Read More

DES Celebrates 40th Anniversary

+ Close Friends and Colleagues Make the Firm’s Anniversary Reception the Perfect Evening

REDWOOD CITY, California—October 17, 2013—With a vibrant crowd, DES Architects + Engineers celebrated its 40th year in business on October 16th with over 250 colleagues, friends, and family members at Redwood City’s Courthouse Square. Attendees commemorated DES’ success and market leadership over the last 40 years while looking forward to… Read More

Moffett Place Awarded Best Speculative Project

SUNNYVALE, California—September 31, 2014—At this year’s Structures Awards, the Silicon Valley Business Journal aannounced that Moffett Place won the Best Speculative Project Award. The Journal unveiled the awards to a lively crowd of real estate professionals and community leaders at the Fairmont San Jose Hotel. Designed by DES Architects +… Read More

DES Ranks as a Top Design Firm in California

REDWOOD CITY, California—June 9, 2014—Announcing the Top Design Firms in California, Engineering News Record (ENR) ranked DES Architects + Engineers highly in the firm’s core markets and services. The annual list receives hundreds of survey submissions ranking companies engaged in general contracting, speciality contracting, engineering, architecture, and planning. Across market sectors, the… Read More

DES’ New Website Recognized with National Marketing Award

SAN ANTONIO, Texas—August 1, 2014—At the Society of Marketing Professionals Services’ (SMPS) annual Build Business conference, the national organization announced the recipients of its 2014 Marketing Communications Awards (MCA). DES Architects + Engineers won 3rd Place in the Website category for its intuitive navigation and responsive design. Since the launch… Read More

DES Architects + Engineers Promotes Three Team Members

+ The firm proudly celebrates the leadership promotions of these key contributors

REDWOOD CITY, California—September 18, 2013—DES Architects + Engineers, Inc. (DES) announced leadership promotions to three dedicated employees whose steadfast contributions have been recognized as a sustainable competitive advantage. Dawn Jedkins and Tracy Wong were recently promoted to Senior Associates. As Senior Designer, Dawn specializes in navigating the entitlement process for… Read More

UC Irvine’s Biological Sciences Building Earns LEED Platinum

+ USGBC gives new UCI Biological Sciences Building 3 Top Sustainability Designation

REDWOOD CITY, California—September 23, 2013—The US Green Building Council just awarded UC Irvine’s (UCI) Biological Sciences Building 3 with LEED Platinum certification, its highest level of certification. UCI’s commitment to superior environmental performance challenged the design-build team, comprised of DES Architects + Engineers (DES) and Hathaway Dinwiddie, to achieve drastic… Read More