In 1998, with the rapid advancements and increased affordability of
digital technology, Doug Simon set out to establish a different kind
of architecture office. He started DSA with the belief that new
electronic media had rendered the conventional brick-and-mortar
office obsolete and was offering unprecedented freedom and
efficiency to the independent architect. Along with these new
benifits came the potential to expand the profile of the architectural
profession, making it more accessible and affordable to the
general public than ever before.
By valuing efficiency, transparency and accessibilty over the high
maintenance aspects of corporate office culture, DSA places the
client and the process of design itself at the forefront of the
• Streamlined office operations
• Minimized production costs
• Paperless graphics and communications
• In-house permit processing
• No price markups. Direct billing to client of reimbursable
expenses and consultant fees can save clients 10-15% on
• Direct lines of communication between the client,
architect and the entire project team.
TOP NOTCH TEAMWORK
DSA is proud to have access to a highly gifted set of designers,
consultants and engineers. We only work with local, licensed and
insured structural, mechanical and geotechnical specialists who
have decades of experience working in our specific environment.
DSA always strives to assemble project teams that are custom
tailored to efficiently maximize the potential of each project.
Douglas Neil Simon has lived in San Diego since 1968 and
became interested in architecture and environmental issues at and
early age. He began his preliminary architectural studies at San
Diego Mesa College before transferring to California Polytechnic
State University, San Luis Obispo to study architecture. After
spending his final year of study in Florence, Italy he moved to
Vienna, Austria where he lived and worked doing architectural and
urban design for much of the following decade. During that period,
while living in both the US and Europe, Douglas received his
Bachelorís Degree in Architecture from Cal Poly, a Masterís
Degree in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia
University in New York and his Professional Architectís License.
Since 1996 Douglas has been active mainly in the Southern
Point Loma, San Diego, CA.
View of San Diego Bay from Armada Terrace remodel by DSA. For
more pics click here.