We are an Australian born design studio based in Downtown San Diego, California. Founded by partners Pauly De Bartolo & Ivan Rimanic, we have been working together for almost 10 years on designs & projects in Australian, China, Ireland, England, Mexico & the United States. We design buildings, spaces, communities & places…and we are passionate about that.
our passion is driven by the belief that intelligent design can inspire & improve the way we live & connect. we practice this with every client, on every project.
our core values keep us focused & dedicated to intelligent design. our core values are:
- develop strong relationships with our clients
- design to exceed their expectations
- design to inspire
“We are glad and honored to have the opportunity to work with Pauly and Ivan on two projects in China: the Deer & Water City (urban commercial complex) and the Nanjing Artists’ Workshop (mixed-use office & hotel building). They always bring creative ideas to the team and are so experienced in turning those ideas to reality. I feel the true passion of them in architecture through their professional services and skills. Everybody in the team here in China expects more future collaboration with them.”
- Emily Xiaowen Dai, Nanjing Kingdom Architecture & Design Co., China
“Regarding our work together in Indian Wells, California: Pauly and Ivan managed beautifully despite a complex entitlement process that forced many changes and despite the sometimes conflicting goals among those on our development team. Their good humor and common sense went a long way, but it was their diligence, intelligence, and imagination that produced a wonderful design for what remains the finest undeveloped site for a first class resort in California’s Coachella Valley.”
- Paul Freeman, Founder of Shibumi Strategies & Former Mayor of Laguna Beach
“Pauly and Ivan have done an outstanding job of providing both conceptual and working drawings for our high-profile projects. Their work is impeccable, well thought-out, and functional. I look forward to many more projects with DBRDS.”
- Dan Byrd, Director of Capital Projects, Carmel Partners Inc. California