DES Architects + Engineers


1 Sansome Street, Suite 1620
San Francisco, California 94104
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About DES Architects + Engineers

For 40 years, DES Architects + Engineers has designed working, learning, and healing environments for our clients.  With offices in San Francisco and Redwood City, DES provides creative and sustainable solutions that serve the needs of life sciences, tech, healthcare, education, and developers. As an interdisciplinary firm, DES offers an integrated project approach that leads to increased accuracy, quicker project delivery, and a better use of valuable resources. Services include architecture, interior design, civil and structural engineering, landscape architecture, visual communications, and sustainable design.

DES Architects + Engineers approaches design as a collaborative discovery process that couples the desires and needs of the client with the experiences of the architect to achieve a shared vision.

DES has designed more than 10 million square feet of sustainable design in the last five years.As a contributor to the world’s built environment, we are committed to partnering with our clients to make environmentally responsible opportunities available during the design process. DES provides a holistic sustainable methodology to all our projects through our integrated and multi-disciplinary approach.Our proactive approach to sustainability integrates design, planning, and energy principles early on, so that our priorities are focused and project goals are clear. Key design factors when addressing the relationship of employee wellness to the built environment are: exercise, nutrition, water, sunshine, air and rest.Workplaces should be welcoming, user friendly and ergo-appropriate. Environment affects behavior and behavior affects health. A process of organizing the work around the people is better than organizing the people around the work.

For any project, success depends on a unified team approach. Working together we create durable decisions, saving the project precious time and resources. Only through careful consideration can true consensus come about, as well as results that can withstand later second guessing. At DES, we have 40 years of practice successfully managing projects thanks to who we are, how we work, and the projects we’ve completed. Our culture thrives on collaboration, initiative, innovation, and flexibility. These are many of the same qualities that make the Silicon Valley so special, along with the great entrepreneurial spirit that prevails. Additionally, we strive to understand the client. Through active listening, we get to know your business, what matters to you most. We’re also seasoned in obtaining buy off at every level. With vast knowledge of fast track projects, experience with the all cities up-and-down the bay, and a proven-track record in the Silicon Valley, DES can deliver the results you expect.