Designing Places and Enriching Lives

The inPLACE Impact

inPLACE Design is an architecture, planning, and design firm with the experience and capabilities to create individualized and engaging places in cities, towns, and suburbs throughout the United States and around the world.

Focused primarily on the retail industry, we are dedicated to innovative design strategies that are both memorable and sustainable. We have designed inspiring places of all scopes and scales – from small intimate landscapes to large scale, mixed-use urban developments. Our principal belief is that great design can build a better world.

Extraordinary Places We’ve Designed

Our Perspectives on the Industry

The Corners inPLACE Design Architect
October 6, 2016

The Design of ‘Place’ in Retail Centers

In the latest Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal inPLACE Design’s Dustin Watson discusses the role…
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What Others Say About Us

For over 20 years we have worked in a collaborative effort with Dustin on development projects all over the globe. His creativity and leadership resulted in dozens of class A real estate developments.

Wes GuckertPresident and CEO, The Traffic Group

I have worked with Dustin on numerous project over the last 8 years. Dustin provides exceptional service matched with an excellent quality of work and his process working with our team produces a real partnership. His service in all respects is first-rate, I highly recommend him and his team.

Troy NorthrupPresident, East Point Inc.

More than an Architect, Dustin's global Planning and Urban Design experience makes him an incredible resource on mixed use projects. He follows that up with innovative, site sensitive architectural solutions. I have found him to be an invaluable member on our team.

Scott RykielExecutive VP, Mahan Rykiel Associates, Inc.

“I have known Dustin Watson for many years while working together on ICSC committees and find him to be a capable architect, conscientious about sustainability and the environment, and he possesses a unique understanding of the importance of good design in a retail environment."

Rudolph E. MilianPresident and CEO, Woodcliff Realty Advisors, LLC

“I have had the pleasure of working with Dustin for a period of more than (15) years, both as Project Executive & later as VP of Construction for some of the best Retail Developers in the Country. Dustin is well versed in all aspects of design and architecture and has provided Master Planning, and Concept through Construction Administration on a number of high-profile projects. Dustin is a very talented individual and would come highly recommended.”

Steve C. HannaSenior Vice President - Construction, Centercal Properties, LLC

“I have known and worked with Dustin for many years and I have always been very impressed with his creative designs and dedication to Client service. His vision and focus to create and deliver innovative solutions are acclaimed internationally. I look forward to our continued collaboration both nationally and worldwide"

Zack ShariffCEO, Allen & Shariff Corporation

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