DVDL DD is a New York City-based agency of cultural forecasters, institutional strategists, and design matchmakers facilitating the creation of outstanding institutions, programs, and architecture for the 21st century.

The world is rapidly changing around us, and what once worked in the 20th century may no longer work today or tomorrow. At DVDL DD, we believe the future will require inclusive, hybrid, interdisciplinary, flexible, and contextual programs for institutions and buildings that can connect to and grow with diverse audiences, opportunities, and challenges.

Our clients range from museums, universities, art fairs, and libraries, to real estate developers, architects, and art collectors. We help them project where the future may be headed, create surprising program ideas, develop solid mission and vision strategies, and facilitate collaborative processes to create the best architecture for these new programs.

Through our bespoke processes for institutions, corporations, and individuals, we help our clients and collaborators operate at the exciting intersection of forecasting, idea and strategy development, and architecture to make the most compelling (design) decisions.


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DVDL DD is located in New York City, and we are only a phone call, bike ride, train ride, or flight away.


1133 Broadway
Suite 1201
New York NY 10010

+1 (212) 989-8100


©2020 DVDL Design Decisions, INC
David van der Leer

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