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D2 Road Trip!!!

Well, we packed up our bags and headed out on another field trip last Friday…that’s right, Friday, the 13th. The only scary thing was making the bus by 7 am and guess what? Everyone did! We packed up 26 D2-ers and headed to Austin to check out two of our projects – one completed and […]

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Where’s My Rabbit?

Last summer our D2 hat traveled the world. It was an amazing time of discovery and fun as we guessed the location of the snapshots of all the unique, fun, beautiful places we traveled. This year our contest has taken on another meaning. A similar theme, Where’s My Rabbit, depicts the journeys of D2ers and […]

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David Dillard to Speak at Ziegler’s Senior Living Finance + Strategy Conference

David Dillard, FAIA has been selected to speak at Ziegler’s Senior Living Finance + Strategy Conference, the industry’s leading conference, focusing on cutting-edge finance and strategic positioning trends affecting today’s senior living providers. The conference is designed for CEOs, CFOs, key board members and institutional investors, credit enhancers, rating agency representatives and industry professionals. David […]

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Kimball High School Students Tour D2 Office

On September 28, a group of 25 students from Justin F. Kimball High School toured D2’s office and heard from D2’s president, David Dillard and several other architects about careers in architecture, and the architectural design process. Students in the Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) program walked through the office and then had the opportunity […]

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Where’s my hat?

In conjunction with our  alliance and leicester loan new branding campaign, D2 has launched a contest for employees and any one with a new D2 baseball cap. The goal is simple: to see how far geographically and (maybe) metaphorically we can take our new look. The rules are easy: snap a picture of your D2 cap on location during your summer […]

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Three D2 Projects Pass TDADS Initial Life Safety Inspections in October

Élan Westpointe, The Tradition Lovers Lane Assisted Living and Memory Care, and The Tradition on Arapaho Assisted Living and Memory Care have passed the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (TDADS) Initial Life Safety inspections and will be moving in the first residents. “We have been honored to work with these teams to achieve […]

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Not Your Ordinary Fire Drill

On Monday, our architects had a where to get a loan fast surprise fire drill. No big deal, right? Periodic rehearsal leads to safe evacuations. What about in senior living communities where residents have varying degrees of difficulty with activities of daily living? What does a fire drill look like at an assisted living facility?  What difference does it make? Our […]

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Summary

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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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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