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From the Desk of the President: In matters of firm management, D2 stands more or less on the constitution of Jim Cramer’s How Firms Succeed – an industry staple since 2004.  Jim is a friend and has successfully drilled into my mind, by oration as well as written word, that the best architectural firms in the […]

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Under the Hood

Friends who might be looking for us… we will be UNDER THE HOOD.  That is, D2 is dedicating 2014 to making our machine run better.  It ain’t broke, but since it ain’t broke, we thought we’d break it, and build something larger and stronger.  The precipitating factor for this experiment is the unprecedented luxury of […]

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D2 Architecture Principal David Dillard to Speak at the 2013 LeadingAge Annual Meeting

National LeadingAge Conference held in Dallas, Texas. Dallas, TX – D2 Architecture, a Dallas-based firm committed to architecture for seniors, is presenting its innovative processes and work at the 2013 LeadingAge Annual Convention in Dallas. The convention draws national participation and takes place from Oct. 27-30, 2013 connecting thousands of professionals who specializes in various […]

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Repositioning

analytical expository essay At D2 we know the design process is never done. Just when the drawings for a particular building are complete something needs to be moved, and just when a building is complete something needs to be remodeled. That is why we go through what we call “repositioning” workshops with our senior living […]

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Bringing Design to Life

Recently, a client of ours, Muscogee Manor, was having a difficult time visualizing the drawings for a completely renovated senior living center and needed reassurance that the new design met their needs. Rather than the usual “just trust us” approach used by many firms, D2 immediately jumped into action to bring the project to life […]

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D2 Architecture Participates in Local Conferences In Advance of Leading Age Conference

D2 principal David Dillard and D2 staff member Chris Muder speak at TxCCC and the iACT Summit in DFW area. Dallas, TX – D2 Architecture is showcasing their knowledge of the senior living industry at several events head of the national Leading Age Conference to be held in Dallas, TX at the end of October. […]

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Reflections on the 2013 Environments for Aging Conference

  by Kathryn Helm, AIA, LEED AP The 2013 Environments for Aging conference in New Orleans began with tours of nearby senior living facilities.  I joined the tour to Lambeth House, located between Tulane University and the Mississippi River.  Lambeth House is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) which provides independent living, assisted living, and nursing […]

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The Sleepover Project®

By David Dillard, AIA, Principal at D2 Architecture In the portfolio of ‘How to Keep Underemployed Architects Busy’ – an imaginary manual to which we have all frequently referred to the past few years – is a well-worn page with the heading ‘Professional Development,’ a few pages back from that, ‘Research.’  It was, to these […]

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Leadership Spotlight: Keith Wilson, AIA

  Keith Wilson, AIA Project Manager As a project manager at D2, Keith seeks to foster clear communication during the life of a project, to nurture growth in his team members, and to work hard with the goal of serving our clients with excellent project delivery.  His reputation for close community ties, strong professional relationships, […]

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Project Highlight: Prestonwood Court

Prestonwood Court Plano, Texas This beautiful project is a large Assisted Living and Memory Support community in Plano, Texas. It was designed using a New England Bed and Breakfast style architecture. It has three Assisted Living households on three floors, as well as dining, activity, spa and living spaces. It also has a multi-purpose theater […]

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