David P Goode Architecture is celebrating 10 years in business!
Opening day was August 2, 2009, in the midst of the worst economic environment in generations, and we’ve had a ton of fun. Since 2009, we have completed over 300 projects in retail and restaurants, as well as some office and medical uses, totaling more than 1,000,00 square feet. Projects range from small vanilla box build-outs to full build-to-suit and remodels up to 90,000 square feet each. Some favorites, sure I have a bunch…. and, there are a few I’d rather forget.
When I left my former employer as a Managing Principal to go out on my own, a lot of people thought I was nuts. Architects were dropping like flies in a terrible economy. Hell, I had just spent the previous 12 months laying off 26 employees. But, I had a vision of how an architect’s office should run and how to manage projects. The foundation of it all was a better connection with clients and their values. There’s been a great deal of success with that formula – approximately 80% of our work comes from repeat clients – and that formula won’t change anytime soon.
I am extraordinarily grateful to the clients that have been with me for many years past. I’m thrilled about the new clients in the mix and hope to keep them for many years to come.
Happy 10th to DPGA!