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Workplace Design
Institutional Design

Dreiling Terrones Architecture seeks to merge genuine sustainability and urbanism though a Neighborhood focused approached to Workplace and Institutional design. We craft Neighborhood buildings that are connected, engaged and responsive to positive neighborhood patterns and positive neighborhood economies.

We pursue and engage projects that are important to the community, either as focal points for singular uses, or as small parts of a larger fabric. Thus we build schools, churches and small retail shops. We build live work lofts and multi tenant mixed use buildings. We build hotels, recreational and park facilities.

With a high regard for the potential (and necessary) symbiosis that occurs between varying projects in a neighborhood, we ensure that our work considers the whole neighborhood as a viable and critical context for design work.


Civic, religious and recreational functions are key components of making neighborhoods work. We integrate these uses into the fabric of existing and new neighborhoods such that institutions form an important part of diverse and localized neighborhoods.

Importantly, our involvement is always localized. We engage the immediate community to ensure responsive design, predictable economics and political acceptance. With genuine respect for neighborhood needs and concerns, we design projects that are sensitive to neighborhood concerns while successful for owners and developers. Our projects generate success for other businesses and uses in a neighborhood by supporting a larger goal of activating streets, drawing neighbors and customers to wonderful places and creating more lasting, community-based solutions that will better adapt to changing economies, changing demographics and an emerging awareness about the importance of neighborhood across diverse markets.


In this way we build sustainable neighborhoods that exhibit diversity, symbiosis and durability.

These approaches underlie our commitment to genuine sustainability: The making of diverse, multi functional neighborhoods can reduce car trips, increase dignity and social capital, stimulate local engagement and investment and stabilize neighborhoods for the long term viability.