Company’s Bio

DSH Design Group, architects and engineers, specializes in retail, office, housing and residential projects. We provide a comprehensive one-stop, single source of the highest quality architectural and engineering services ranging from pre-development, feasibility studies, conceptual designs and construction documents, construction administration, and due diligent and management services

The firm was established in 2001 by Davood Shahin, RA, 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. DSH Design Group is committed to providing outstanding results, always on time and on budget regardless of the projects’ constraints. Meeting practical needs with design of lasting distinction.

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 is Distinctive, Simple and in Harmony with itself and the built environment and the nature.

Design Approach

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. 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 early stages of the design and within the budget and the schedule; the two most important elements of any development.

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 budget. The combination of 40 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 the value engineering during the project’s design and construction document phase keeping the construction costs in check.


Project Efficiency through 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 the quality control throughout design and construction.