Established in 1990, the office of Dirk Denison Architects offers a full range of programming, site analysis, design, preparation and administration of construction documents, and post-construction analysis, as well as interior furnishing and furniture design. Best known for its award-winning residential work, the Chicago-based firm has built its reputation of design excellence through a wide range of projects and scales, including multi-family, institutional and commercial projects.
Dirk Denison Architects believes in the power of architecture to construct experience. The firm’s work focuses on creating a narrative that combines the idiosyncrasies of site, program and, ultimately, architecture. It is a process that elicits surprise, revelation, information, poetry, and seduction while fulfilling a basic human desire to shape its surroundings. The success of DDA’s work has led to a continued relationship with many of its clients on both a professional and personal level, testaments to the meaningful experiences that the firm’s creations engender.
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This spectacular example of 19th century home restoration, presented by The DMD Group, just goes to show that older structures don’t have to look dated. Multiple elements of this 19th century home were kept intact and perfectly preserved to maintain a decidedly sophisticated mood. An outdoor stone health placed on the other side of the indoor […]
Meet an apartment that brings in the old with the new. The original light wood flooring has been restored and kept intact, going perfectly with the brick wall that lines the living room and kitchen. The wood chairs, desk and tables seem at ease in this laid back and effortlessly designed environment. Many light fixtures […]
Typically, dorm style living is seen as a last resort for students of all nations. A private home was gutted and completely renovated, giving one lucky student access to a place where private studying and small gathers are looked upon favorably. This dorm is very similar to studio apartments, in terms of structure. The living area […]