D2 has welcomed three new employees to our studio!
We are thrilled to welcome Olivia Smith, Keith Jones and Arturo Ponciano.
Keith is joining our Architecture studio as a Project Designer and comes to D2 with over seven years of experience as an architect working primarily in the Life Science industry most recently with AES Clean Technology and Jacobs Engineering. Specializing in large building expansions and modular cleanroom design, Keith’s work has been recognized by awarding bodies such as ISPE (The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering).
Keith received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design from Bowling Green State University and holds a Master of Architecture from Thomas Jefferson University. In addition, he has completed the NCARB Architectural Experience requirements and is working toward completing the examinations for architectural licensure. Keith is active in the design industry and is an associate member of NOMA.
“I am excited to bring my knowledge to a firm that is committed to creating leaders and growing in the healthcare and life sciences industry…
…Apart from the high demand of life sciences real estate, which increases project opportunities, I also value the ability to create facilities that directly result in improving the quality of life.”
Keith gathers inspiration from traveling and exploring the outdoors, enjoys playing basketball and is skilled in graphic stationery design, carpentry, and woodworking.
We welcome Arturo as Design Director for the Architecture Studio! He comes to D2 with 20+ years’ of practice most recently as Studio Manager with Ware Malcom and as a Senior Designer with Michael Graves. His experience spans Corporate, Industrial, and Hospitality markets. Throughout his career, he has risen to the challenge of widely varying positions and responsibilities allowing him to understand the full breadth of our craft – both creative and operational. As Design Director, Arturo will uphold the high standards of the firm through studio mentorship, the development of innovative design strategies, and a balance of pragmatism.
“I have always wanted my career path to be guided by a passion for design…
…D2 is a well-established company that has given me the opportunity to continue to drive design excellence, alongside a talented and multi-disciplinary team.”
Arturo received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami, is LEED GA accredited, currently testing for the ARE exams, and studying for the WELL AP exam. He gives credit to his mentors for the growth and success throughout his career and has, over the years, developed the motto – “always be open to constructive criticism”. A journey from mentee to mentor, Arturo will grow the design aptitude of the Architecture studio through organized professional development initiatives and hands-on project oversight.
Arturo is a soccer fan (both as player and spectator), enjoys traveling with his family and playing baseball.
D2 welcomes Olivia Smith as Proposal Coordinator and the latest addition to our administrative team! Olivia is a recent graduate from West Chester University with a major in English. As an immersive student, Olivia comes to D2 with previous internships in journalism, experience writing press releases and has worked as a freelance technical writer creating and editing supporting documents for marketing firms and tech companies. Her work as a writer has landed her many (we’re talking 10+) published articles in multiple magazines and an online publication!
“I’m thrilled to be able contribute to this creative, forward-thinking company and can’t wait to see where D2 takes me!”
Olivia is a Type A hard worker with a bubbly personality. She isn’t afraid of change and seeks out new experiences to achieve growth. As a result, she is a versatile writer with an ambitious career ahead of her. She focuses on achieving great results in her work and ensuring she has a positive impact on her team and clients along the way.
Olivia fuels her mind outside of the office by reading/writing (if that wasn’t obvious by her profession!), thrifting, visits to the beach, kickboxing and running.