Dwell Design Studio is an Architecture, Planning, Interiors and Environmental design firm practicing nationally from our offices in Atlanta, Georgia and D.C. Our firm's primary project types are Residential, Retail and Commercial Office. Our Residential studio handles all types of projects ranging from custom Single Family to Multi-family low-rise, mid-rise, high-rise, urban-infill, mixed-use, and market rate senior, student and affordable housing communities. Our focus is to provide exceptional client service by understanding your target market, providing quality design documents, and designing an environmentally friendly project within established budgets and aggressive schedules that can and will be achieved on time. Dwell Design Studio has an established approach that is cost conscious and focuses on open communication between all disciplines in an effort to deliver your projects both on schedule and within budget. This approach provides you with the assurance that all phases of the project, from the pre-development phases through post-construction evaluation phases of your project will be of great success.
Trust and integrity in each relationship are key to a successful outcome. Dwell Design Studio has a deep understanding of the multi-family industry and the market factors that drive the industry. Our dedication to quality control through a thorough in-house review process, coupled with our extensive knowledge associated with construction cost analysis, coexist to build the trust necessary to develop complex and intense projects. We will show you time and time again how successful projects can be developed and how open communication with our clients and our design partners is key to that success. We are capable of working within your development financial constraints and look forward to discussing this in more detail with you. This “new economy” has definitely impacted development equity and we can appreciate the environment that you are trying to work within given the financial restrictions set forth in today's economy.
Our client base includes some of the most well respected REIT’s in the multifamily industry. And while we definitely have excelled in that arena with corporate america, we have also maintained our small firm mentality, with a focus on providing efficient, yet beautiful architecture within a strict schedule and budget.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. We look forward to working with you in the near future.
With kindest regards,
Jason R. Shepard, AIA
Creative Director / CEO
We pride ourselves on staying abreast of the latest trends in multifamily design. We primarily achieve this in four different ways. The first is by working with a multitude of clients, which gives us exposure to different design ideas. The second is by designing a mix of different project types, including market-rate apartments, student housing, and military housing. The third is by having our own in-house interior design team, which allows closer collaboration with our architects. And finally, through research and development of market trends, which includes attendance and presentations at industry conferences.
At dwell design studio our passion is servicing our clients beyond their typical expectations. It is our goal to provide excellence in all we do. This is not just a slogan, but a lifestyle for this firm. At the heart of our commitment to our clients is the ability to perform. In addition, we put a strong emphasis on working with consultants that allow our team to foster continued improvement in the design process. We believe that every consultant, when identified early, can play a significant role in making the project a success.
Our employees have a reputation for driving projects to the finish line. We are constantly evaluating our design processes to reduce design time and speed completion of each project. We continue to develop fast-track expertise to meet the needs of each client for faster completion. We look forward to playing a big part in the success of your future projects. We have the necessary staff available and ready to work immediately.
Dwell design studio creates buildings that are rich in diversity, authentic to their surroundings, and sustainable over time. As a firm, we are committed to improving building performance, conserving our natural resources, and increasing the health and productivity of the inhabitants. We are currently working with clients on more cost effective LEED options for multifamily projects, including EarthCraft and Energy Star certifications. Additionally, we have relationships with LEED consultants who can bring greater expertise to our team, and who can perform the commissioning required on all LEED projects.
Dwell design studio's employees have collectively completed over 60 multifamily projects, totaling more than 24,000 units in the past 10 years. In addition to our passion and understanding of the latest technology and materials, our extensive experience on large mixed-use projects provides us with the expertise to evolve and fulfill the programmatic requirements of each project, as well as the understanding of the importance of staying within each project's budget. We are practice-geared toward complicated and fast-tracked projects with the knowledge and ability to deliver any project within the necessary time frame.
We are not a typical, large architectural firm. We strive to remain a small firm so that we can serve our clients more intimately. Our strengths come from a collective assimilation of talent that possesses a unique level of exposure in multifamily, mixed-use, and high rise residential projects. Our firm focuses on getting to know our clients, their needs, and even their families in an effort to build the best team relationship we can possibly build. We believe in team building, and when there has been a successful relationship between our team and our clients staff, we will make sure that those team member stay in place for the next project.
The schedule for each project will require an intense process, demanding that we stay focused and on track. In our years of experience with large multifamily projects, we have developed systems to help us achieve this goal. Dwell design studio has created a process internally that provides our clients with the assurance that the pre-development phases through post-construction evaluation phases of each multifamily project will be of great success. This in-house process, when packaged with the project teams combined 36 years of experience in multifamily projects, provides his assurance of a positive result.
Dwell design studio has direct access through our consultants to a structural wood framing system that is proprietary to any other consulting structural design firm in the country. This U.S. Patented system is possible due to our design abilities with BIM (Building Information Modeling). This system may provide significant cost reductions on your project with potential savings from $1-$3 per square foot. Many large multi-family projects are utilizing this new framing system with significant returns totaling up to 1.5 million dollars in cost-savings for just one client.