Meet Ryan Robinson and Paul Donaldson of PRDG Senior Living Architecture
October 4th, 2017
Today we’d like to introduce you to Ryan Robinson and Paul Donaldson.
The vision began in 2012 when architects Paul and Ryan felt a quiet revolution coming on. The two Texas Tech University graduates had young families at home and, at the same time, were passionately focused on designing innovative communities for the nation’s growing senior population. As they designed residences for aging adults they also started taking stock of how they were spending the most productive years of their own lives. They had reached a career crossroads and seized the opportunity to make a big change in how they practiced architecture.
Already, Paul had invested more than 20 years of his professional life specializing in senior housing design for a firm that had become part of one of the world’s 10 largest architecture practices. Ryan had worked alongside Paul for 13 of those years. Both were ready to build a practice that brought balance to work and home life while also generating transformation in the global field of senior housing.
In June 2013 PRDG Senior Living Architecture launched in Dallas’ high-energy Uptown neighborhood—the perfect environment for architects known throughout the nation for their creativity and client collaboration.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Our growth was exceptional in the first couple of years. We grew from a staff of 10 to over 30. Things have begun to level off a bit, which has given us the chance to improve on our processes and knowledge among new staff members.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about PRDG Senior Living Architecture – what should we know?
We are architects that specialize in senior living communities and we work all over the country from Illinois and Michigan to New Jersey, Connecticut down to South Carolina and Georgia, and Louisiana to Texas and Arizona.
We are most proud of the work that we do and how positively it can affect the seniors that we design for, and how we give back to our community in four specific areas.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Our commitment to the People, Culture, Relationships, and Architecture. These are the four guiding principles in our design and business philosophy.
Pricing: $400,000,000 in construction dollars of current projects.
Address: 3535 Travis St, Ste 265
Dallas, Texas 75204