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News - 09.05.18

BD+C Giants 300: Dattner Architects

As part of Building Design+Construction (BD+C)’s Giants 300 Report, Dattner Architects is proud to be recognized as one of the country’s top architecture firms!

As a known leader in the design of multi-family housing, and acknowledged as number 18 out of 150 in the multi-family housing sector, much of our success comes from our determination to create sustainable, safe, and holistic designs for so many diverse users, and our commitment to understanding and integrating evolving sector trends and design technologies. Our work is a testament to our passion for design excellence coupled with collaborating with clients and design teams that hold the same values. Currently, we are working on three of the country’s largest multi-family passive house projects, each of which incorporate vital affordable housing, and earlier in the year, we saw the realization of two projects helping to define the growing Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood, the neighborhoods tallest tower, the Hub, and the more recent Caesura, a respite within the heart of the neighborhood.

Included among the top Healthcare design firms, our healthcare portfolio has steadily grown for over 20 years. Within the past year, we are proud to have worked with so many new and existing clients, designing facilities that support community health and wellness, compliment larger institution missions, and provide each patient with a positive experience. Currently working on a number of diverse projects in this sector, we enjoy a close collaboration with doctors, nurses, and administrators where we can best develop a tailored program and plan for each project, that supports their unique program values.

We are also proud to be identified as one of the country’s leading university architecture firms. Our approach to higher education work begins by considering how design can improve learning outcomes for each individual institution. Understanding, first, the overall goal of retaining students, maximizing learning, and ensuring each student’s successful and gratifying advancement, we seek to create designs that achieve these goals and embody each university’s individual culture and structure. While much of our higher education work is currently in progress, one of our  most notable projects, the Columbia University Forum & Academic Conference Center, with Renzo Piano, is set to open this fall. Forming the gateway to Columbia University’s Manhattanville Campus, the academic conference center is intended to encourage and support opportunities for collaboration across disciplines and interactions between the University, the local community, and the professional world.

We believe that Architecture is an integral part of society, and the practice of architecture can and should be considered a social practice, focused on design through equity and inclusion. Good design does not stop at aesthetics and form for one idealized user – good design creates spaces of open access, and advocates for spatial justice and the right to the city – from affordable housing, to equal education and healthcare, to equitable transportation options, and more.

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