Viewpoint at DES A+E

+ Design Tech High School students put design thinking in action and explore architecture

11th and 12th graders clicked away: drawing lines and shapes, dragging and dropping surfaces into 3D forms, and rendering out professional-quality images. Making a quick impact, five Design Tech High School ( students recently joined DES as interns for two weeks. DES hosted the students as part of’s intersession… Read More

Visit Us in San Francisco!

+ Steve shares his thoughts on our new office

DES now has an office in San Francisco! What a pleasure it is to say that. I have overheard clients saying it to other clients and employees saying it to friends and colleagues. The buzz is energizing our whole organization. OPENING OUR 2ND OFFICE Opening a new office may be… Read More

Bridging Design and Technology

HOW IS TECHNOLOGY IMPROVING DESIGN? It’s a simple question, but evaluating the impact of ever-changing technologies on design can be difficult. To get a snapshot of this impact, our marketing team sat down with two thought leaders to learn how they are incorporating emerging technologies on their projects. Blake Freitas,… Read More

DES A+E Receives Top Honors at 2015 Structures Awards

Honoring two projects designed by DES Architects + Engineers (DES A+E), the Silicon Valley Business Journal celebrated the year’s most impactful projects at the 2015 Structures Awards. The awards ceremony and dinner, hosted at the Fairmont San Jose, shined light on the top projects and people in the industry. Moffett… Read More

Connecting with the Community

Adding density to any suburban downtown is often met with skepticism and unease. It is the architect’s responsibility to incorporate the community’s vision into the design while meeting the project’s economic needs. With 400 Main in downtown Los Altos, local residents and neighbors voiced concerns about the project’s fit with… Read More

Redefining Campus Amenities: The High Garden

In Silicon Valley’s current tech boom, sleek Class A buildings and campuses with enviable amenities are the new norm. What’s the exception you ask? It’s projects that turn an underutilized space into a green oasis — like a two-acre park on top of a parking structure. Enter the High Garden.… 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: A Proven Concept

+ Steve talks about the DES culture and what has driven the company's 40 year run of delivering successful projects.

It never ceases to amaze me how many individuals contribute to the success of a project. When the credits roll at the end of a movie, I often think how great it would be for a project team to be acknowledged in that same way.  Such recognition would not only… Read More