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Uniting Inspired Design with Technical Expertise

We imagine a world in which the places we live, work, create, learn, and heal support complete physical, mental, and social well-being. Our designs advance these ideals, helping our clients create environments that promote health, value, and the pursuit of knowledge.

DGA is a planning, architecture, and interior design firm—180+ professionals blending a love of art, design, science, and technology for the betterment of society.

Founded in 1995, DGA is recognized as a leader in science and technology facility design. We assist private and public clients on projects ranging from new campus design to facility upgrades. Our technical design expertise give us the ability to fully program and validate new research and manufacturing building designs or provide feasibility studies on existing buildings through inspections and test-fits. To complement our technical expertise, we offer the highest level of workplace design which embraces the latest thinking in high-performance office design, collaboration and interaction spaces, and sustainability. Ultimately, through a highly collaborative design approach, we deliver facilities tailored to meet our client’s specific requirements.





DGA is driven by a high standard of excellence and guided by a distinct set of core values.


We envision inspired design solutions that solve problems and add value.

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We embrace change, encourage fresh ideas, and look for new ways of solving old problems.

Value People.

We are human-centered, respecting every person’s voice, skills, and contributions.

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Improve the Machine.

We are technology minded and future-focused. We champion progress to continuously evolve.


We foster partnerships, leveraging expertise and aligning goals to achieve success.

Our leadership is dedicated to delivering high-caliber design solutions to our clients while providing the mentorship, tools, and support to bring up the next generation of leaders among our talented staff.

Founding Principals

  • Randall Dowler

    Randall Dowler

    President & Managing Principal

  • Nancy Escano

    Nancy Escano

    Managing Principal

Managing Principals

  • David McAdams

    David McAdams

    Managing Principal

  • Melinda Lau

    Melinda Lau

    Managing Principal

  • Paul Woehl

    Paul Woehl

    Managing Principal

  • Trey Post

    Trey Post

    Managing Principal


  • Amin Qazi

    Amin Qazi


  • Gary Leivers

    Gary Leivers

    Design Principal

  • Jon Ohlson

    Jon Ohlson


  • Karen Kuklin

    Karen Kuklin


  • Kathryn Dunn

    Kathryn Dunn


  • Kimberly Borgen

    Kimberly Borgen

    Design Principal

  • Leonardo Buendia

    Leonardo Buendia

    Design Principal

  • Mark Davis

    Mark Davis


  • Mark Posnick

    Mark Posnick


  • Neal DeRidder

    Neal DeRidder


  • Niall Malcolmson

    Niall Malcolmson


  • Richard Price

    Richard Price


  • Robert Bracamonte

    Robert Bracamonte


  • Therese Hazelroth

    Therese Hazelroth

    Design Principal

  • William Horosewski

    William Horosewski


At DGA, we know through experience that different backgrounds and perspectives support a more inclusive, creative, and collaborative environment. Our diverse staff is reflected in every project. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants.