The DVVD architecture, design and engineering agency was founded in 2005.
Founder and director Daniel Vaniche is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées engineering schools and a DPLG registered architect. His experience both as an architect and an engineer convinced him that bringing these two skills together within a single structure made sense.
Francisco Valiente, a former partner at DVVD France, is now director of DVVD Spain, present in Barcelona and Valencia. With Vincent Dominguez, co-founder of DVVD, and Bertrand Potel, managing partner, they have contributed their experience in engineering, architecture and design right from the earliest days, not only regarding design itself but also in terms of expertise, methods and worksite techniques.
DVVD has constantly expanded over the years and now employs near 40 people. The agency acts as an architect, partner architect, engineering or design firm for project design, structural engineering and the design of facades, envelopes and complex forms, as well as to provide worksite oversight.
Having architects and engineers present within the same organisation is a major asset, facilitating and enriching the interplay between sketch plans and technical feasibility and between concepts and real-life limitations.