A Class Visit from MSU


DDG was proud to play host to a group of 11 architecture students from Morgan State University this week. The class, which is visiting firms in DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia (we were stop #4 in their schedule), heard presentations on how DDG got started, our structure, the types of projects on which we typically work (we presented recent projects inTurkey, China, Indonesia, and Latin America), and the ways in which we collaborate internally.

We also took the class through a presentation of a recently completed project – namely our new studio space. We discussed the office selection process, leasing, permitting, design challenges, property challenges, and meeting the deadlines of both moving out of our old space and moving into our new space. We also took the group on an in-depth tour of our space.

Particular thanks go to Douglas Mullins, Dustin Watson, MJ Dame, Val Cataffa, and Josh Adcock, who made presentations to the group. Josh, a Morgan State alum, was responsible for the original connection with Professor Leon Bridges to make the session possible. It was great to see such energy and eagerness in the group, and who knows, maybe some of these visiting students will one day soon be part of the DDG team!