AIASMC -- Firm Award 3SAN 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 investment in the betterment of its professionals, the architectural industry, and the broader community. Over its decades in business, DES A+E has successfully fostered a people-first culture that supports the staff’s spirit and interests while contributing the firm’s resources to community organizations.

“DES A+E is honored to receive this recognition,” said Steve Mincey, CEO and Principal at DES. “It is the individuals at the firm who strive to be community leaders and make a lasting impact. This award is a tribute to them.”

In addition to the Firm Award, AIA San Mateo County awarded the Emerging Professional Award to Kenny Hung, a rising designer at the company. Kenny embodies many of DES A+E’s core values through his focus on professional growth and passion for educating. His inclusive approach inside and outside the office has lead to better design solutions for clients and the community.

Thrilled at these recognitions, the firm as a whole, from designers to administrators, remains as enthusiastic as ever about investing their time and resources into supporting each others growth and serving the local community’s needs.