Dickies Arena in Fort Worth Prepares for Grand Opening

DMSAS is excited to announce the Grand Opening of Dickies Arena on October 26th. Click here to view our sneak-preview gallery of the completed, state-of-the-art arena.
Chevy Chase Lake
Above-grade concrete work has begun for Buildings B2 and B3, and Bozzuto Construction estimates the project is currently 30% complete. Undergrounding utilities around the site continues, and facade mockups are under construction for review in late 2019. Martin Architectural Group is continuing the construction documents on the third building, an 11-story apartment tower that will connect the project with the Connecticut Avenue Purple Line station.
Vanderbilt RC-A
Exterior masonry is ongoing and crews have begun window installation. Drywall continues to go up at a brisk pace and the topping out for the residential college occurred in September. Construction of the 20 story tower is underway, with concrete structure of level 14 starting next week.
Vanderbilt RC-B, RC-C
 The construction documents for RC-B are ongoing. We will continue to refine interior and exterior finish selections in consultation with the University. The college is on schedule to open for the Fall 2022 semester. Schematic Design for RC-C is now underway.
The Waycroft
The Waycroft construction continues to roll along with the installation of a ground floor curtain wall, granite stone wall base, entry canopies, and street and courtyard plantings. Interior construction has been focused on public spaces with the installation of the Italian marble floors, wainscot, and pilasters, as well as African Mahogany and Macore woodwork and GFRG frieze at the main lobbies. Pre-leasing for the 491 apartment units is beginning with occupancy starting in mid-March.
Huntsville Amphitheater
DMSAS has been working with the city of Huntsville, Alabama on a new amphitheater that will seat approximately 8,000 people. The amphitheater will be located on the southern end of the new MidCity town center development.
The Parkview
The exterior of the Parkview in Southlake, TX is well underway and starting cast stone installation. Interior units are making progress and beginning to be finished out. The project is on track to be completed in early 2020.
St. Elmo Apartments
DMSAS is pleased to be resuming work on St. Elmo Apartments, a 22-story apartment building located in downtown Bethesda, Maryland. The original client and landowner, Lenkin Companies, is being joined by Duball LLC, an established developer of multi-family housing projects in the region. We are working closely with Duball and Maurice Walters, Architect as the project is being refined and prepared for Site Plan approval by the Montgomery County Planning Board. We are excited to see this project, which was begun in 2014 and has been through several iterations, move one step closer to coming out of the ground!
Maureen McKeron Joins the Team!

Originally from Philadelphia, Maureen got her Bachelor's of Architecture from CUA and her Master's of Architecture from UMD. After graduating, Maureen spent several years working in ADA compliance field which took her on travels across 30+ states and 2 US territories. Some of Maureen's favorite spots in DC are the National Arboretum and Dumbarton Oaks. When not in the office she enjoys reading historical fiction, cooking with her fiance Jim, running on local trails, attempting to learn Gaelic and catching her favorite Philadelphia teams when they play in DC.
Nathanael Nelson Joins the Team!

A recent graduate of the University of Virginia School of Architecture, Nathanael moved to DC to begin work for DMSAS in 2019. His passion centers around the design of public buildings, civic centers, and art/performance halls, because of their potential for instigating social change. Along with architecture, he enjoys playing trombone, cooking, traveling, talking about himself in the third person, and exploring the city on foot. Skills include Rhino, various Adobe & Autodesk programs, and model making.
Kelly O'Meara Joins the Team!

Kelly graduated from the University of Virginia’s undergraduate School of Architecture with a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Professional Architecture and a minor in Architectural History this past May. He is a former Fourth Year Trustee for the Class of 2019 and will be for the next four years. Kelly enjoys historical architecture, namely Beaux Arts, French Renaissance Revival, Stripped Classicism, and Art Deco. His favorite architects include Stanford White, Burnham & Root, Norman Foster, and Paul Philippe Cret. He from the Mount Vernon area of Alexandria, Virginia.
Valeria Hasbun Joins the Team!

Valeria is joining DMSAS in 2019 after getting her Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the University of Notre Dame. She was born and raised in El Salvador. Passionate about humanitarian work, she is interested in the ways that architects can influence positive change in the world. Some of Valeria's interests include hiking, photography, sketching and yoga.
Sally Sohn Joins the Team!

Sallay Sohn joins DMSAS from the Dallas/Fort Worth area (where she has visited a few of the firm's Texas projects and become familiar with DMSAS's work). She is a class of 2019 graduate from Carnegie Mellon University and holds a Bachelor of Architecture with a minor in Business Administration. Some of her interests include strategic planning and development in architecture which is a topic that ties together her two areas of study (business and architecture).
DMSAS Lends a Hand at DCBIA's 27th Annual Community Improvement Day!

DMSAS was excited to have the opportunity to participate in DCBIA's 27th annual Community Improvement Day. The DMSAS design team started the process of re-designing zone "2C" of Oxon Run Park in the spring of 2019 and dedicated many hours of design and planning to the project. On September 21st, volunteers gathered at the site for build day and transformed the space into a wonderful social and gathering area for the Oxon Run Community.

Read more about the design team's process and DCBIA .
DMSAS has been a long time supporter of the Catholic University of America. President Gregory Hoss, spouse Lars Etzkorn and Designer/ CUA Alum Timothy Farina attended the President's Reception at the historic Andrew J. Mellon Auditorium.
A Glowing Review : How online rating sites help architects learn about the impact of their buildings and communities.
This year, E. Bronson Ingram Residential College at Vanderbilt University continues its winning streak with a new award from the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA).
This month, DMSAS employee Timothy Farina was selected to participate in the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art’s Educational Travel Program in Paris, France. The dual focus of the course was to foster an understanding of the classical heritage of Paris and to expand the abilities of architectural representation though watercolor. A rigorous schedule including both lectures and site visits explored the interrelated topics of history, urbanism, building typology, and ornament. After the ICAA tour concluded, Timothy continued to Rome on Invitation to visit the Papal Palace and Gardens as well as the private rehearsal spaces of the Sistine chapel choir.