Expertise & Innovation

A breadth of experience and a deep understanding of client needs helps us stay fresh and dynamic.

No architectural firm wants to be pigeonholed or typecast. At the same time, no firm can pursue every opportunity, or be all things to all people.

DiMella Shaffer addresses this dynamic in two ways. We cultivate domain expertise in markets that provide us with significant opportunities to capitalize on our experience and showcase our team's extraordinary skills. Simultaneously, we apply resources and energy toward scouting projects that take us to the edge of our comfort zone (and beyond it).

Regardless of the opportunity, we maintain a keen grasp on the industry trends and market forces that influence our clients' building initiatives. Whether the client is an academic institution, commercial developer, senior living organization, or public-sector agency, we do our homework to ensure that our efforts resonate with the client's mission, strategy, and stakeholder needs. This approach has enabled our firm to achieve considerable success and leadership in multiple markets.