History

Since 1972 our business has been designing and creating places. We are DDG: a group of talented, ambitious, creative individuals who are together because we choose to be. We came here, one by one, because we were attracted to excellence and innovation, and to the energy of solving complex problems in an environment of intense collaboration. We are designers and problem solvers who create engaging places that work for an exceptionally demanding clientele: results-oriented developers who require a project to succeed both aesthetically and commercially.

Our global design expertise can be experienced in many award winning, commercially successful endeavors over the past 43 years – notably CocoWalk, Bur Juman Center, Expo Xplore, Istinye Park, Town Square Las Vegas, Pondok Indah Mall, National Harbor, Easton Town Center – all award winners, groundbreaking and genre-defining.

DDG continues to offer creative proficiency in virtually all forms of design across multiple markets. We are powerfully drawn to new challenges, and as we begin each project, we look forward to its variables, considering how they may best be used to create a unique and unforgettable experience, to make an exciting impression, and to design a vision of irresistible attraction.

Our recent renaissance has prepared us for the future. We are ready! From our new global headquarters, we continue to evaluate our global strategy; learn new skills and expand our experiences and reshape our future to continually deliver our signature service: design excellence all the while staying committed to our core values that have shaped us into a globally recognized leader in design.

By expanding international internship programs, by sponsoring young architects and designers from many countries, DDG continues to create international partnerships as we work towards our mission of DDG 2.0: a globally recognizable brand producing truly innovative and exceptionally remarkable work in each of the world’s countries.