World’s Tallest Toy at the National Building Museum

Last weekend at the National Building Museum, I was at the Big Build festival and came across this behemoth. The structure was built in an effort to construct the world’s tallest toy. It is made entirely out of  Superstructs, a building toy very similar to Tinkertoys. Not sure if the record was reached–it seemed like […]


Mess Hall- Supergraphic Signage

Matt and I checked out the construction at Mess Hall this morning and things look great! A supergraphic logo has been painted along the facade of the building. Framing is close to complete including the new mezzanine level.


Mess Hall- Brookland Culinary Incubator Begins Construction

Coming soon to Brookland, a new culinary incubator, Mess Hall! With building permit now in hand, this project we designed over the last few months has officially commenced construction! Per the Washington Business Journal: The incubator is the brainchild of Al Goldberg, a former corporate catering manager and current water systems salesman, who started thinking about […]


New Projects Springing to Life

The posts have slowed to a crawl, but that’s a good sign for DBMC Design. The beginning of this year has been a busy time for us–lots of new projects and little time to post. But as Spring begins and the weather heats up, it’s a good time to stop and reflect on recent past […]

View From Lounge

Apartment Lobby Renovation Presentation

This is a presentation we developed for an apartment lobby renovation we were ultimately not awarded, so rather than filing them away we decided to get some use out of them, post the images here and show you what we can do. We envisioned a few thoughtful interventions to help update the space and better […]


DBMC Yard Signs and 1637 Harvard Street Construction

The new DBMC Design yard signs have arrived and the inaugural one was just installed outside 1637 Harvard Street, NW. We are excited to see construction commence! Because this property is located in the Mount Pleasant Historic District and is additionally subject to a conservation easement from the L’Enfant Trust, all renovations must respect the […]


DBMC Design Now a Think Local First DC Member

Think Local First is an organization “working with independent businesses, consumers and policymakers to grow a sustainable, local economy in Washington DC” and DBMC Design is proud to be one of its newest members. Both Matt and I are committed to improving the local built environment where we work and live and look forward to […]


64 V Street Deck- Construction 05-02-13

One of our projects under construction in LeDroit Park. Three levels, almost complete and looking good!


Scrapbook- Streetscape Line Drawing

Been working on a rendering and thought I would share. This one is hand drawn, but with a twist. It was done completely on an iPad using the Adobe Ideas app. Having played around with other drawing apps, I had never gotten very comfortable with drawing on the iPad because of the lack of pressure […]


Redmond Cabinette – Completed Exterior

The exterior of the Redmond Cabinette is now complete! Since the typical Seattle climate is cold and rainy, the polycabonate panels on the south facade add much needed light and warmth to the interior. Additionally, the improved insulation and waterproofing allow the interior to maintain a consistent temperature while inhabiting the space. The previous roof […]

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