DSH Design Group, architects and engineers, specializes in retail, office and residential projects. We provide a comprehensive one-stop, single source of the highest quality architectural and engineering services ranging fromfeasibility studies to design, creation of construction documents, and construction administration.

The firm was established in 2001 by Davood Shahin, AIA, LEED AP, in order to provide clients of all sizes and types with distinctive and functional designs of the highest caliber within the economic constraints of the projects. Whatever the design and related technical demands, DSH Design Group provides outstanding results — always on time and on budget.

DSH Design Group’s outstanding track record is based on the creativity of its architects, alliance engineers, deep industry knowledge, and an abiding commitment to excellence. The end result: Each project isDistinctive, Simple and in Harmony with itself and its surroundings, the built environment, and nature.

Integrated Value Engineering

Our designs are the result of a creative approach to project programs. We strive in our design process to achieve a fine balance between Form and Function within the restraints of the project program and budget. Our design process is not an isolated phase but an integral part of a holistic approach that takes into consideration the milestones of the project in the very early part of the design within the budget and the schedule; the two most important elements of any development.

An Integrated Value Engineering

At DSH Design Group, Value Engineering is neither an isolated phase of the project nor an optional service. It is an integrated element of the design process, saving thousands of dollars in construction and post-construction budgets.Thecombination of 35 years of experience in design and construction, proprietary resources, up-to-date knowledge of methods and materials, plus a collaborative approach between the design team and our clients allows us to implement Value Engineering during the project’s design and construction document phase, while keeping the construction costs in check.

Project efficiency through a Design-Build process:

DSH Design Group strongly recommends Design-Build Contracts for its efficiency in every stage of design and construction. The Design-Build process provides Value Engineering during the design phase, maintains continuity between the design and construction phase, expedites the permitting process, and eliminates conflicts, delays and cost overruns that might otherwise occur in the traditional Design-Bid-Build process. DSH Design Group partners with top-rated contractors under its umbrella and leads the Design-Build process, thus maintaining full quality control throughout design and construction.


DSH Design Group is certified by NCARB to register in every state and has performed its services on projects throughout the New England states as well as in New Jersey and Florida. DSH welcomes opportunities in other states.