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DKSJ Architects, Inc.

Profile of the American architecture firm DKSJ Architects, Inc., led by Arthur Dyson, Michael Karby, Robert Siegrist and Douglas Janzen.

Profile of DKSJ Architects, Inc.

Business Name
DKSJ Architects, Inc.
Location
United States
Services
Architecture
Website
http://www.dksj.net

Architecture-Page | DKSJ Architects, Inc., USA
[L-R] Robert Siegrist, Arthur Dyson, Michael Karby and Douglas Janzen.

Principal(s)

Arthur Dyson

  • Masters of Architecture, San Francisco Institute of Architecture, 1997
  • Undergraduate Studies in City & Regional Planning, California State University Fresno, 1975
  • Undergraduate Studies in Philosophy, University of Oklahoma, 1961
  • Undergraduate Studies in Psychology, University of Wisconsin, 1958

Robert C. Siegrist

  • Bachelor of Architecture, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 1974

Michael E. Karby

  • Masters in City and Regional Planning, California State University, Fresno, 1983
  • Bachelor of Industrial Arts, California State University, Fresno, 1980
  • School of Architecture and Environmental Design & Undergraduate Studies Architecture, California Polytechnic State University, Pomona.

Douglas K. Janzen

  • Bachelor of Architecture, Secondary Emphases: Room and Music Acoustics, Ecclesiastical Design Lighting, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Philosophy

At DKSJ Architects a primary objective is to utilize the capacity of architecture to empower our clients and rejuvenate their employees and organizations. We emphasize teamwork, innovation and creation of meaningful structures. We work effectively with our clients to produce environments that enrich human activity, and enhance human life. The artist within each human being craves the universal presence of beauty. We constantly strive for pure, environmentally responsible designs, gracefully implemented. We provide program and conceptual expertise that generate inspiring environments that enhance the human condition, and replenish us with meaningful and positive life energy.

Background

  • Founded: 1992
  • Offices: 2
  • Design team: 20

Key projects

  • University High School, California State University Fresno Campus, Fresno, CA, USA, In-Progress 2008
  • Fresno Betsuin Buddhist Temple, Family/Event Center, Fresno, CA, USA, In-Progress 2008
  • New Generation Multi-Story Office Building, Fresno, CA, USA, In-Progress 2008
  • Woodward Park Regional Library, Fresno County, CA, USA, 2004
  • Quail Lake Elementary School, Clovis Unified School District, Clovis, CA, USA, 2004
  • Webster Elementary School, Fresno Unified School District, CA, USA, 2004
  • United Japanese Christian Church, Clovis, CA, USA, 2001
  • St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sanger, CA, USA, 2000
  • Huber Memorial Chapel, First Congregational Church, Bakersfield, CA, USA, 1999
  • Temperance-Kutner Elementary Library-Media Center, Clovis Unified School District, Fresno, CA, USA, 1998

Key publications

  • School Designer.com, Designer Professionals, In-Progress 2008
  • Fresno Magazine, Building Fresno's Legacy, November 2004
  • Sarascope for Society of American Registered Architects, March-April 2003
  • Sarascope for Society of American Registered Architects, Issue 2, 2002
  • Library By Design, Supplement to Library Journal, Fall 2005

Key awards

  • Award of Excellence for Outstanding Design, Golden Empire Chapter American Institute of Architects, 2006
  • National Award of Excellence for Outstanding Design, Society of American Architects, 2006
  • National Award of Merit for Design Excellence, California Council, Society of American Architects, 2006
  • Presidential Award, San Joaquin Chapter American Institute of Architects, 2006
  • National Award of Honor for Design Excellence, Pennsylvania, Council Society of American Architects, 2005
  • LeRoy F. Greene Award for Outstanding Design, C.A.S.H./CC, 2005
  • STATE FIRM AWARD, for minimum 10 years of Distinguished Design Achievement, California Council Society of American Registered Architects, 2004
  • National Award of Honor for Design Excellence, New York Council, Society of American Registered Architects, 2003
  • National Gold Medal for Design Excellence, Association of Licensed Architects, 2003
  • OUTSTANDING FIRM AWARD, for minimum 10 years of Design Excellence, New York Council Society of American Registered Architects, 2002

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