<![CDATA[DCS Design - Davis, Carter, Scott Ltd - News]]>Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:12:05 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[DCSustainability Summit 2017]]>Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:08:13 GMThttp://dcsdesign.com/news/dcsustainability-summit-2017
On Wednesday Davis Carter Scott hosted our 3rd Annual DC Sustainability Summit, the DC Metro Area’s premiere Green Building Symposium, at the CapitalOne Auditorium in Tysons, Virginia. The annual conference is part of DCS’ commitment to green design and to increasing sustainability awareness in the commercial real estate community. Our firm takes great pride in the contributions we have made to the built environment, including award-winning buildings, interiors, and master plans, with over 13 million square feet of sustainably designed projects.

The conference included keynote presentations from Panasonic’s Mike Hess, and organicARCHITECT’s Eric Corey Freed, and drew 200 attendees including developers, brokers, local government officials, general contractors, engineers and other professionals within the real estate community. Our very own Doug Carter (President), Kathy Lawson (Director of Sustainability), and Chris Garwood (Vice President) took to the stage to discuss various topics of incorporating sustainability into real estate.
We would like to thank all the sponsors, speakers, exhibitors and attendees for making the DCSustainability Summit such a success. We look forward to the next summit in 2018!
<![CDATA[Davis Carter Scott wins NAIOP Award of Merit!]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 20:18:08 GMThttp://dcsdesign.com/news/davis-carter-scott-wins-naiop-award-of-merit
Davis Carter Scott is the proud recipient of the Award of Merit for Best Hospitality Project for the POD DC presented at the 15th Annual Awards of Excellence Gala, the mixed-use hotel set within historic Chinatown is an innovative and unique concept featuring 245 “Pod” rooms only 135 SF in size, among the first of its kind in the Washington DC market. The eleven-story building also includes a ground floor restaurant, roof top bar and lounge, and below grade whiskey bar. The POD DC is LEED Silver Certified, incorporating sustainable elements like a green roof and energy-efficient lighting.
DCS is proud to share this award with other valued team members including Modus Hotels, Cafritz Interests, Paradigm Companies, SSA Engineering, Cagley & Associates, VIKA Capitol, and Stonehill & Taylor!

<![CDATA[DCS Designed Direct Holdings Receives Fairfax County Exceptional Design Award]]>Mon, 28 Aug 2017 17:33:34 GMThttp://dcsdesign.com/news/dcs-designed-direct-holdings-receives-fairfax-county-exceptional-design-award
​Davis Carter Scott’s design of Direct Holdings Global Headquarters has been awarded a 2017 Fairfax County Exceptional Design Award. This annual award recognizes outstanding architectural design and it’s influence on the overall quality of living in Fairfax County.
The new design has significantly changed and improved the culture of the Time-Life Company, according to Direct Holdings Global President, Christopher Hearing, “The energetic and unique design drives staff excitement and interest.  We have seen a significant jump in the overall level of energy in the office, which in-turn has helped our productivity, efficiency and effectiveness.  It’s infectious and extremely positive!”
<![CDATA["Do Good Work. Have Fun. Make Money."]]>Fri, 25 Aug 2017 18:32:39 GMThttp://dcsdesign.com/news/do-good-work-have-fun-make-money
​Davis Carter Scott takes its corporate mission statement seriously: "Do Good Work. Have Fun. Make Money.", We all enjoyed a day out at the Middleburg Tennis Club with family and friends.
<![CDATA[DCS just ranked in the Top 50 of Interior Design Magazine’s “Rising 100 Giants” in 2017]]>Thu, 24 Aug 2017 15:34:42 GMThttp://dcsdesign.com/news/dcs-just-ranked-in-the-top-50-of-interior-design-magazines-rising-100-giants-in-2017Picture
Interior Design Magazine recently ranked DCS in the Top 50 of “Rising 100 Giants.”  The ranking is based on annual billings from a survey of national Interiors firms. The publication is one of the leading Interior Architecture magazines, and features firms and exemplary design across the country. 
DCS would like to thank the talented staff and exceptional clients who contributed to our successful year. 

<![CDATA[Davis Carter Scott's design of CustomInk Headquarters recognized by INC. Magazine!]]>Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:45:49 GMThttp://dcsdesign.com/news/davis-carter-scotts-design-of-customink-headquarters-recognized-by-inc-magazine
Last week, CustomInk's Headquarters was featured in INC. Magazine's "Companies with the Coolest Office Perks" in Washington DC! The design goal for the entire space was "Community," and creating a sense of connectedness between staff and their internal and external environment. Inspired by the premise of using the space to bring groups of people together, the design team created distinct "Neighborhoods" throughout  the 70,000 square foot space. The entire three-floor office is designed as a street scape, featuring unique neighborhood areas such as parks, eateries, entertainment venues, and other social gathering places. Each neighborhood is then connected by a plank wood "Boulevard" which winds throughout the three floors and is anchored by two three-story spiral staircases.

DCS is proud of the recognition in INC. Magazine!
<![CDATA[Davis Carter Scott wins NAIOP Award of Excellence! ]]>Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:04:58 GMThttp://dcsdesign.com/news/davis-carter-scott-wins-naiop-award-of-excellencePicture
Last Thursday’s MD / DC NAIOP Awards of Excellence Gala was a proud night for DCS Design as the winner of a top prize for White & Case, LLP.  DCS took home the Award of Excellence for the 140,000 square foot in-place renovation project which included creating an international boutique hotel-like aesthetic.  Other design goals included enhancing the firm’s brand, increasing connection and collaboration, and improving efficiencies.    

One of the design highlights of the project is a two-story, back-lit onyx wall located in the reception lounge area.  Imported from Italy in multiple individual slabs, the design team meticulously matched the veining of the individual pieces to create a visually unified sculpture.      

DCS is proud to share this award with other valued team members including Jones Lang LaSalle, Davis Construction, and WFT Engineering.  

<![CDATA[Davis Carter Scott wins for ASTRO design! ]]>Fri, 07 Oct 2016 14:01:51 GMThttp://dcsdesign.com/news/davis-carter-scott-wins-for-astro-designPicture
DCS Design is the proud recipient of one of four prestigious awards given by CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) DC during the 2016 “Growing Excellence” Awards reception on October 6th.  DCS won The Best Interiors Category for the recently completed ASTRO (American Society for Radiation Oncology), a 30,000 square foot non-profit organization located in Arlington, Virginia.  The CREW Awards acknowledges excellence in the DC real estate community, with the Best Interiors award being the only design-focused recognition.  

The goal of the new space was to create a timeless design reflecting ASTRO’s commitment to service, advocacy, and patient care.  With members and visitors encompassing oncology physicians, researchers, and patients, it was important to create a sense of serenity and calm throughout the new space. The design features natural materials such as stacked stone and wood, as well as soft curves and unique, illuminated sculptural elements in the reception area created to evoke the molecular helix.

DCS is proud to share this award with other valued team members including Cushman & Wakefield, Bognet Construction, and KTA Group.  

<![CDATA[Davis Carter Scott Celebrates New Office]]>Thu, 12 May 2016 15:21:00 GMThttp://dcsdesign.com/news/davis-carter-scott-celebrates-new-officePicture
Many thanks to all those who made our recent open house a smashing success. We are very fortunate to have so many wonderful friends and employees. We are excited to see the creative designs sure to come from working in this open and collaborative environment.  

<![CDATA[Tysons Sustainability Summit Presentations Available for Download]]>Tue, 03 May 2016 15:16:04 GMThttp://dcsdesign.com/news/tysons-sustainability-summit-presentations-available-for-downloadPicture
Presentations from the 2nd annual Tysons Sustainability Summit are now available for download at Tysons Summit 2016.