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Institutional | CDH PARTNERS
CDH designed the new Mountain Lakes
Medical Center in Clayton, Ga., to
accentuate the area's mountainous region.
CDH PARTNERS PLANS TO STAY FORWARD-THINKING OVER THE NEXT 40 YEARS. BY JANICE HOPPE-SPIERS
DH Partners takes a client-centered approach to designing
spaces that make a difference.
Every church, school and hospital
the firm designs embodies the vision of the
client to suit the needs of the congregation,
students and parents or the community as
"Something that differentiates us from
some of the firms that have a national
presence in some categories, and this is not
to knock them, but people can look at their
buildings and say this was designed by
firm XYZ," Principal Mary Lindeman says.
"They have a style you visually recognize.
We intentionally don't go into a project
to create a CDH style. We have fewer egos
and go into it wanting to take the vision
of our client. We go in and don't leave our
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footsteps behind because it's their building
and their success."
The Marietta, Ga.-based firm was founded
in 1977 and named after its three founding
partners, Bill Chegwidden, Don Dorsey and
Chuck Holmes. The company was incorporated in 1993 as CDH Partners Inc. and is a
nationally recognized design firm consisting of a professional team of architects,
interior designers, engineers and specialists.
"We have always been a firm that prides
itself on having a personal relationship with
clients, helping them imagine more for their
facilities, overcome issues, solve problems
and achieve their goals," Associate Principal
Danny Mackey says. "We treat every client
like they are the only one we have."
Lindeman is one of six principals at the
firm, which includes a team of 61 profes-
* Headquarters: Marie a, Ga.
* Employees: 61
"We have always been a firm
at prides itself on having a
personal elationship wi clients,
helping em imagine more for
eir facilities, overcome issues,
solve problems and achieve eir
goals." - Danny Mackey, associate principal
sionals total. CDH specializes in hospitals,
outpatient facilities, long-term care, places
of worship, education and research buildings and corporate office projects.
Healthcare, which includes long-term care