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Making Cities Vibrant and Equitable
Dattner Architects’ culture is shaped by our steadfast commitment to architecture that positively impacts our cities. We are advocates for the urban realm and champions for the highest aspirations of every project. We are both architects and advocates of each project—facilitating the complex exchanges between communities, professionals, and government officials required to identify the project’s vision. Working with teammates, engaging with stakeholders, and collaborating with peers, we seek to understand the project’s social and physical contexts and programmatic requirements. These discoveries become the basis of our design.
Dattner Architects’ culture is shaped by our steadfast commitment to architecture that positively impacts our cities. We are advocates for the urban realm and champions for the highest aspirations of every project. We are both architects and advocates of each project—facilitating the complex exchanges between communities, professionals, and government officials required to identify the project’s vision. Working with teammates, engaging with stakeholders, and collaborating with peers, we seek to understand the project’s social and physical contexts and programmatic requirements. These discoveries become the basis of our design.
From Concept to Realization
Integral to our practice is the determination to realize our designs through skillful detailing, knowledge of materials, and an understanding of construction. Our iterative design process is informed by knowledge of how buildings are built—and how they will be used. We serve as stewards, preserving the design intent through project completion and striving to create the greatest positive impact for the communities we serve.
Integral to our practice is the determination to realize our designs through skillful detailing, knowledge of materials, and an understanding of construction. Our iterative design process is informed by knowledge of how buildings are built—and how they will be used. We serve as stewards, preserving the design intent through project completion and striving to create the greatest positive impact for the communities we serve.
What Defines Dattner's Culture?
Wang Brandon 560 New
Project Architect
"At Dattner Architects, we share a space in which we can learn from and inform each other, and that space encourages team-based design work in pursuit of civic betterment. We pool together knowledge and experiences, which help shape our collaborative, solutions-driven spirit."
Rebecca McCarthy
Project Architect
"It is a privilege to work with people who care about the experiences of those who inhabit the spaces we create. From design through construction, there is an incredible balance orchestrated between the project’s details, form, materials, and performance which generates thoughtful architecture with lasting and meaningful impact."
Rao Soumya 560 New
Project Architect
"At Dattner Architects, I have had the opportunity to work with many people with a shared passion for sustainable and essential architecture. Working at Dattner is a seamless experience because there are so many mentors and experts who are always willing to share their vast knowledge. This really helps create an atmosphere for project teams to create impactful designs that respond to our city's needs."
John Seward
Associate
"One of our assets is not only the depth, but the breadth of experience the people of Dattner bring and share with each other. This gives the firm the flexibility and resilience to exceed the expectations of our clients and meet complex project challenges."
Pascale Baladi
Project Architect
"Dattner Architects is fundamentally concerned with the city’s civic needs. We work together to re-shape the urban fabric and tackle the ever-changing necessities of urban life required for our society to thrive socially, economically, and dynamically."
Gia Mainiero
Principal
"Our team shares a commitment to an iterative and flexible design process, motivated by a genuine desire to understand the nuances of each program, stakeholder, and site. The result is a project-specific design approach that removes preconceived notions and elevates the identity of our sustaining infrastructure."
Keith Engel
Senior Associate, Studio Director
"We have the privilege to bring ‘essential’ architecture to communities who need it most. Whether providing transitional housing for homeless families, or creating hundreds of deeply-affordable homes, or bringing online buildings that substantially reduce our carbon footprint, we seek to facilitate projects that truly have a positive impact.”
Earl Jones
Senior Associate, Digital Design Director
"We embrace technology as an important tool, but don’t shy away from building study models by hand or drawing with trace. Our design process is developed to embrace this full range of tools—from analog to digital and the discoveries in-between."
Dana Moore
Designer
“Dattner Architects is a teaching firm, a place where mentorship remains a priority both within project teams and without. It is an environment in which we love our work enough to challenge it, and the results are written throughout the city we love. Dattner strives for not only essential architecture, but essential architects.”
Mary Beth Lardaro
Senior Associate, Human Resources Director
"We have a diverse group of people at Dattner Architects—in terms of thought processes, approach, and interests. Our firm culture allows individuals to make contributions and shape career paths that are uniquely theirs. Their strengths become the strength of our firm."
Choy Kim 560
Designer
"At Dattner Architects, we are grounded by a shared vision in bettering our housing, institution, and civic spaces in our city. As a diverse and talented group of designers from all walks of life, one value within our firm is that we tackle the process as well as the outcome of our work inclusively and with tremendous care."
Laura Wu
Designer
"The most rewarding part of working at Dattner Architects is directly seeing the positive impact of our projects on the urban environment around us. Each project across our practice areas fulfills a vital civic need and thoughtfully responds to its surrounding context through intelligent design."
Wang Brandon 560 New
Project Architect
"At Dattner Architects, we share a space in which we can learn from and inform each other, and that space encourages team-based design work in pursuit of civic betterment. We pool together knowledge and experiences, which help shape our collaborative, solutions-driven spirit."
Rebecca McCarthy
Project Architect
"It is a privilege to work with people who care about the experiences of those who inhabit the spaces we create. From design through construction, there is an incredible balance orchestrated between the project’s details, form, materials, and performance which generates thoughtful architecture with lasting and meaningful impact."
Rao Soumya 560 New
Project Architect
"At Dattner Architects, I have had the opportunity to work with many people with a shared passion for sustainable and essential architecture. Working at Dattner is a seamless experience because there are so many mentors and experts who are always willing to share their vast knowledge. This really helps create an atmosphere for project teams to create impactful designs that respond to our city's needs."
John Seward
Associate
"One of our assets is not only the depth, but the breadth of experience the people of Dattner bring and share with each other. This gives the firm the flexibility and resilience to exceed the expectations of our clients and meet complex project challenges."
Pascale Baladi
Project Architect
"Dattner Architects is fundamentally concerned with the city’s civic needs. We work together to re-shape the urban fabric and tackle the ever-changing necessities of urban life required for our society to thrive socially, economically, and dynamically."
Gia Mainiero
Principal
"Our team shares a commitment to an iterative and flexible design process, motivated by a genuine desire to understand the nuances of each program, stakeholder, and site. The result is a project-specific design approach that removes preconceived notions and elevates the identity of our sustaining infrastructure."
Keith Engel
Senior Associate, Studio Director
"We have the privilege to bring ‘essential’ architecture to communities who need it most. Whether providing transitional housing for homeless families, or creating hundreds of deeply-affordable homes, or bringing online buildings that substantially reduce our carbon footprint, we seek to facilitate projects that truly have a positive impact.”
Earl Jones
Senior Associate, Digital Design Director
"We embrace technology as an important tool, but don’t shy away from building study models by hand or drawing with trace. Our design process is developed to embrace this full range of tools—from analog to digital and the discoveries in-between."
Dana Moore
Designer
“Dattner Architects is a teaching firm, a place where mentorship remains a priority both within project teams and without. It is an environment in which we love our work enough to challenge it, and the results are written throughout the city we love. Dattner strives for not only essential architecture, but essential architects.”
Mary Beth Lardaro
Senior Associate, Human Resources Director
"We have a diverse group of people at Dattner Architects—in terms of thought processes, approach, and interests. Our firm culture allows individuals to make contributions and shape career paths that are uniquely theirs. Their strengths become the strength of our firm."
Choy Kim 560
Designer
"At Dattner Architects, we are grounded by a shared vision in bettering our housing, institution, and civic spaces in our city. As a diverse and talented group of designers from all walks of life, one value within our firm is that we tackle the process as well as the outcome of our work inclusively and with tremendous care."
Laura Wu
Designer
"The most rewarding part of working at Dattner Architects is directly seeing the positive impact of our projects on the urban environment around us. Each project across our practice areas fulfills a vital civic need and thoughtfully responds to its surrounding context through intelligent design."
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