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

DES Ranks as the No. 1 Healthiest Employer

+ The San Francisco Business Times honors DES as the No. 1 Healthiest Employer for Third Year Running

SAN FRANCISCO, California—September 6, 2013—For the third year in a row, DES Architects + Engineers is ranked as the No. 1 Healthiest Employer by the San Francisco Business Times (SFBT) in the Midsize companies category. DES was not just content with continuing that streak this year. By fine-tuning its Fitness Factor… Read More

DES Wins Grand Gold Nugget Award

REDWOOD CITY, California—June 27, 2014—At the high-energy, 51st Annual Gold Nugget Awards, DES Architects + Engineers earned the Grand Award, in the Interior Renovations category, for GoDaddy’s new Silicon Valley headquarters. DES also earned an Award of Merit for the UC Irvine Gavin Herbert Eye Institute in the Education category. The… Read More

DES Ranked Top 5 in SVBJ Architectural List

+ The Silicon Valley Business Journal recognizes DES as one of the leading architecture firms in the region

SAN JOSE, California—July 10, 2013—The Silicon Valley Business Journal (SVJB), a reputable business paper, listed DES as one of the top architecture firms in the Valley by ranking it as the as the fourth largest architecture firm. This maintains the firm’s position in the top five firms, which is where… Read More

The Petaluma Health Center Earns Energy Star Certification

+ The community clinic, designed by DES, receives high rating from federal agency

PETALUMA, California—July 15, 2013—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently bestowed the award-winning Petaluma Health Center with its Energy Star qualification. The Energy Star certification is awarded to buildings that perform in the top 25 percent for energy efficiency compared to similar buildings. The community clinic went beyond the requirements,… Read More

DES Recognized for Landscape Architecture at 265 Lytton

+ For oak preservation, 265 Lytton mixed-use project receives Arnold Soforenko Award

PALO ALTO, California—January 31, 2013—Giving DES the Arnold Sofrenko Award, Canopy honored DES for its significant contribution to the local urban forest through the preservation of a mature oak tree as part of the 265 Lytton project at its 17th Annual Party. Every year, Canopy, acknowledges selected community members that… Read More

DES Supports the Boys & Girls Clubs’ We Care Holiday Celebration

+ DES’ shares the holiday spirit with deserving youngsters at the Herman Miller and the San Francisco Boys & Girls Club Event

SAN FRANCISCO, California—December 6, 2012—Over 140 children joyfully crowded into the Boys & Girls Club gym on Guerrero Street in San Francisco to create presents for friends and family at Herman Miller and the Boys & Girls Club’s annual event, We Care. 18 firms brought craft materials for the day’s… Read More

DES Named #1 Healthiest Employer

+ The San Francisco Business Times awards DES #1 Healthiest Employer in the Mid-Sized Firm Category

REDWOOD CITY, California—September 7, 2012—DES Architects + Engineers’ annual wellness program works wonders as DES’ receives recognition for the 2nd year in a row as the San Francisco Business Times #1 Healthiest Employer in the Bay Area. Healthy employees mean a healthy company — a notion taken into consideration as the… Read More

DES’ High Tea Talks: An Employee Highlight

REDWOOD CITY, California—December 21, 2012—For its second consecutive year, DES’ “High Tea Talk” program offers employees the opportunity to share their experience, knowledge, and passion to fellow colleagues over wine and appetizers. This year, DES hosted 25 “High Tea Talks” with topics ranging from “The Architecture of Middle Earth” to… Read More

DES Chips In for ISPE Fun Day Golf Tournament

+ Wild-West, Saloon Themed DES Booth Hosts Spirited Hole at Annual Event in Napa

NAPA, California—July 30, 2012—The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) hosted their 15th annual Fun Day Golf Tournament / Wine Tasting event at the Chardonnay Golf Club in Napa, California. DES employees went all-out, dressed head to toe in cowboy and cowgirl costumes, with a full on western saloon set-up.… Read More

DES Supports Bay Area Heart Walk

REDWOOD CIY, California—June 18, 2012—38 DES employees proudly participated in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk in RedwoodShores over the weekend and raised over $3,000. Almost half the company came together to support this important cause, show their commitment to healthy lifestyles, and enjoy the sun-soaked park setting. This was… Read More