Global Design Studio, (GDS Architects) is leading Architectural Design and Planning firm based in San Francisco, California. Built upon the foundation of 30 years of principal-level design experience, GDS Architects creates a new collaborative practice in 2012 with a commitment to sustainable design and world-class projects. We believe in creating exceptional architecture that promotes positive change to its users, its community, and supports enduring value to our clients. This new platform provides the cornerstone of a highly innovative design delivery methodology that combines exceptional talent and expertise to meet project demands in a rapid and unprecedented efficiency. GDS Architects is a dynamic new firm that builds on their award-winning experience and passionate creativity to achieve exceptional architecture. A core value of GDS Architects founding members that has permeated through our design culture is the commitment to deliver positive social impact through our projects and the communities we design. We are deeply rooted on the belief that great Architecture can inspire higher aspirations in a society and empower human life.
At GDS Architects we have crafted a practice where architecture, technology and research integrate to create buildings and communities that improve how we live and work. Inspired on the entrepreneurial spirit and creative processes of the most innovative technology companies in Silicon Valley, the firm is structured around innovative technological advances that take collaborative creativity to new levels. Combining research-based design, depth of experience and critical thinking produces imaginative new ideas faster and more effectively that result in highly innovative project solutions. Design ideas are reviewed, augmented and integrated in a collaborative process, which includes the client, design partners, technical consultants, end users, and surrounding community. We understand that speed-to-market is critical in today’s competitive world so we strive to maximize technological advances to achieve design quality and delivery efficiencies.
With many years of international design experience, we apply insight, expertise and depth of industry sector experience to drive success and long lasting value to our clients. We purse innovation of materials, building systems and processes in every project we design. We have a strategic focus on international best practices in all our projects and we believe in a highly collaboratively work process across real estate sectors and technical disciplines providing leadership and innovation. We work effectively with our strategic alliances and global network that empower, inspire and drive positive change to the communities surrounding our projects.
At GDS Architects, we believe in the extraordinary process of vision-driven design, which combines; exceptional visionary thinking, creatively assessing an opportunity, and to see value and design opportunity where others lack the vision or insight. When you passionately apply this approach with the best people and partners, the result is extraordinary. We have a passion for efficiency and sustainability. We apply technological innovations to drive energy conservation, reduce waste and manage natural resources responsibly.
Architectural Design is a professional endeavor that requires honesty, transparency, and consistency as the foundation for successful business partnerships and long lasting reputation. At GDS Architects, we hold these principles central to our everyday practice. We have a relentless focus on creating extraordinary designs and world-class architecture for our clients. Our company’s growth and success is centered on the belief that our client’s success is the foundation of our future.