Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal — Pennsylvania — May 11 - 24, 2012 — 5B


C OMPANY O F T HE M ONTH Celebrating 20 th Anniversary CDA&I Architecture & Interiors of Philadelphia


with Cecelia. In 20 years of managing CDA&I and its proj- ects, she has become known for her forward-thinking, holistic approach and for the warmth with which she approaches cli- ent relations. A background in fine art and psychology doesn’t hurt. From her faint Kentucky drawl to her fearless use of color, Cecelia elicits the best from her clients and team, con- fidently guiding both through the challenges of design and construction projects of all sizes. Principal Joseph Denegre leads the firm alongside Cece- lia. His analytical design skills, technical expertise, and project management ground every proj- ect. His strong listening skills translate into good stewardship of clients’ resources and trust. Together, Cecelia and Joe encourage collaboration and camaraderie to keep the design process lively and engaging for staff and clients, alike. CDA&I’s architectural de- signs capture tendencies to- ward natural materials, light, and texture. Yet the work also displays a thorough under- standing of each client’s needs, lifestyles, and individualities. Whether the project involves developing a community garden on an historic site, designing the newest, state-of-the-art high school for the School Dis- trict of Philadelphia, or crafting a residence that captures a ho- meowner’s personality, CDA&I offers a mix of professionalism and creativity. CDA&I’s portfolio includes successful projects for the Uni- versity of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, School District of Philadelphia, City of Philadel- phia, and St. Edmonds Bank, as well as multiple private residential commissions. ■ MidAtlantic Real Estate Journal would like to congratulate CDA&I Architecture on your 20th Anniversary!

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was named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Philadelphia 100 as one of the fastest grow- ing privately held companies in the region. Economic conditions have slowed the growth, but steady leadership and strong re- lationships with repeat clients have helped the firm weather the storm. In 2011, CDA&I was named one of the Philadelphia Busi- ness Journal’s Top 20 Interior Design Firms and one of the region’s Top 100 Women Owned Businesses. Committed leadership begins

beyond normal boundaries to inspired solutions, capturing each client’s vision and mani- festing it into a physical reality that balances program, budget, and context. “Cost issues are identified and balanced with design as- pirations so that expectations remain on the same page,” explains Cecelia. The approach has served the firm well. The combination of informed design development and strong leadership has helped CDA&I make strides during its two-de- cade history. In 2005, the firm

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