Diamond Development + Construction Group, AIA Architects and Designers in Houston, Texas

Diamond Development + Construction Group is a firm of architects, interior designers, project managers and support staff with an unrelenting focus on client service. Our firm"s practice is premised on the belief that the public is entitled to buildings that do not by their very being threaten the aesthetic and cultural values of the buildings around them. We do not believe that any one style is appropriate to every building and every place. We are an idea-driven firm dedicated to providing innovative customized solutions and seamless delivery to our clients.

Established in 2008, as the 25 year successor of Hawthorne Architects, Inc., Diamond Development has worked with corporate, government and private clients to design major public and resort spaces, health care, hospitality, assisted living, office and residential towers, industrial, speciality and single family residential projects across the United States and into more than a dozen foreign countries. We have been involved in more than 2.6 billion dollars of Projects representing millions of square feet.

Although design, budgets and schedules are important, we believe that clear communication and a defined concept is the key element to a successful project. We strive for client education from the beginning of the project to make sure that everyone understands what is going to be done, what the scope really is, and what the cost really represents. We strive for contractor education by making our documents precise, accurate and simple to understand with very little room for interpretation. Finally, we strive for project continuity by having one team responsible for the entire project, from conception through completion. This process results in tighter bids, less change orders and a better project for all concerned.

Our work is our trademark. Our goal is to provide the Owner with the best value for his dollar and the contractor with a set of documents that clearly defines the job to be performed. This commitment is the key behind our continued growth and survival . . . for satisfied Owners and Contractors are the only marketing tools that we use.


Diamond Development + Construction Group is a consulting firm offering a broad range of professional services.

Our staff is composed of architects and engineers dedicated to the complete construction process. We believe that this gives us greater depth in the area of building design and cost control than would otherwise be possible.

During the first 15 years, we expanded our operations to include design-build services and grew to 45 employees with hundreds of subcontractors. By the late 90's we realized that this was not the direction we wanted to go. Although our clients were happy, we no longer enjoyed the design process from an Architect"s perspective. We were becoming high profile, fast-tract contractors with architectural and engineering capabilities. In 1998, we chose to cease our out of house construction operations, although we still build projects in which we were a partner in, and refocus our energy toward the architectural profession. With the establishment of DD+CG, we plan to offer construction services to our clients in 2009.

Along with this reorganization, and as a way of expanding without facility needs, we began to utilize the Internet (combined with high speed modems and integrated software) to employee off site personnel as needed. Today, we have over a dozen ￿home based￿ architects located across the State. Most of these are talented mothers who choose to stay at home with their family ; others are employed Architects who enjoy working on our Projects; and several are students. Our door is always open and new talent finds us every day.

Our Projects are noted by contractors and many cities as "some of the best around" and our documents ￿second to none.￿ Perhaps this is due to our integrated background or construction experience. Or perhaps it is due to our commitment and understanding of what the goal really is: to produce the best value for the dollar invested. Whatever the reason, we continually strive to improve our product and believe that it is this commitment to excellence that ultimately pays off for our clients.

Diamond Development + Construction 700 Gemini St Houston, Tx 77058 Phone: (832) 224-6400 Fax: (832) 224-6401

We service Houston area clients:

Diamond Development + Construction Group  |  700 Gemini St. Suite 260  |  Houston, TX 77058
(T) 832-224-6400  |  (F) (832) 224-6401  |  contact@diamonddevelopmentgroup.com