Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Plaza Ciudaña Grand Opening

Plaza Ciudaña, a 68-unit, LEED for Homes Platinum Certified residential development in Albuquerque's Martineztown neighborhood, celebrated it's grand opening this week. This project focused on transforming and revitalizing this 12-acre site into a vibrant urban living experience within this historic community.

For more information about the project, click over to our website, or to the Greater Albuquerque Housing Partnership.

La Vida Llena Carter Hall Ceremony

The Design Group recently participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Carter Hall expansion at La Vida Llena, a continuing care retirement community in NE Albuquerque.

The Carter Hall project included the update and expansion of a multipurpose auditorium and dance hall, dining facilities, administrative and reception areas, and an outdoor patio.We are honored to have been part of this community, working with administration, staff, and residents to transform their home with modern, flexible spaces.

DG Team News

DG has exciting staff news to share!

Wendy Caruso, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Architect Wendy Caruso has been promoted to Principal Architect. With 16 years of design and project management experience, and nine years at DG, Wendy has become an integral part of our firm's leadership.

Eric Haskins, AIA

Eric Haskins is now a registered architect. Eric has been with the firm since 2007 as an architectural designer, and we're proud of his latest accomplishment.

Congratulations to Wendy and Eric!

Alana Marrazzo, NCIDQ
Jeniffer Garrett

We have also added two new members to our growing firm. Alana Marrazzo has joined us as our Director of Interior Design, bringing six years of experience to her role. Jennifer Garrett is a recent UNM graduate, photographer, and designer who joins us as an Intern Architect. We're glad to have them both on our team!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

New USGBC Board Member

DG’s own Jeff Zellner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has recently become a Board Member of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) New Mexico chapter. Jeff is a Principal Architect and has been with The Design Group for nearly 11 years. We’re proud that his sustainable design expertise will benefit the green community statewide.

Congratulations Jeff!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Roadrunner Food Drive Success!

For the past three years, The Design Group has held a holiday food drive for one of our favorite charities, the Roadrunner Food Bank.

As you may or may not know, New Mexico has the highest rate of childhood hunger in the nation and is #2 for Food Insecurity.  The reality of this problem was brought to light in the Albuquerque Journal last October:

We’re proud to say that our efforts in December raised 215 pounds of food donations, which beat our previous record by over 80 pounds! Way to go DG-ers!

DG Community Commitment Program

As a commitment to our local communities, and in recognition of our employees who generously donate their time to their favorite causes, we are proud to introduce the DG Community Commitment Program. For every hour of volunteer work, The Design Group will match employee efforts with a $10 donation to their chosen organization.

We're looking forward to making a real difference in 2014!