IDG Architects was founded in 2001, as a multi-disciplined, full service architectural firm offering a full-range of architectural services including survey and analysis of existing facilities, programming, planning and interiors. IDG is guided by the principle that conscientious, proper design has an enduring value. IDG applies the most creative and advanced technology with equal concern for economy, aesthetics, function and durability to achieve the most effective design solution that satisfies the needs, goals and objectives of the client. Simply stated, IDG will do "whatever it takes" to assist our clients in having the most efficient, functional and well-designed facilities possible within their time, scope and budget allocations.
IDG’s preferred strategy for this project is predicated on the philosophy of total team interaction and synergy that can be developed through team building and partnering concepts.
IDG has the ability to provide innovative design solutions, while maintaining client budgets. We believe through effective and efficient cost management procedures, quality can be achieved at all levels while maintaining your project objectives.
Simply stated, IDG will do “whatever it takes” to assist our clients in having the most efficient, functional and well-designed facilities possible within their time, scope and budget allocations.
IDG carefully monitors the project cost to assure that it conforms to the contractor’s proposal and that it meets the levels of quality established at the outset.
Charles Atherton Elementary designed by IDG Architects was honored this month as the TASA-(Texas Association of School Administrators) and TASB-(Texas Association of School Boards) announced the winners on earning Stars of Distinction, Exhibit of School Architecture 2017. Atherton was given Stars of Distinction for excellence in three out of the five areas of distinction. It […]
We are pleased to announce the addition of Cyrus Johnson as Project Manager to our team. He brings 38 years of expertise in educational, federal, and healthcare design. Most of his experience has been “cradle to grave” project management, architectural design and production, construction administration, master planning and project programming. His main focus and emphasis […]
IDG participated in the CHIDESIGN open international ideas design competition. We were to propose a facility that includes the new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces of the Chicago Architecture Foundation; a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH); a design and allied arts high school; and flexible learning spaces […]
IDG has implemented the IDG Drone which captures the project’s journey in construction. One of the top tools of the trade has became a standard for our firm. Our main focus is to provide a facility using the best of the best for our clients, and the drone is ultimately the most efficient tool […]
Ben McMillan and his staff are excellent to work with and very passionate about architecture and schools in particular. They have worked on a middle school, an elementary school and currently our new Child Nutrition and Warehouse Complex.
Both schools received everything they wanted, finished on time, and well under the established budget. They listen intently to the needs of the district and have translated those needs and ideas into wonderfully innovative designs.
Director of Planning & Energy Spring ISD
The Faculty, Staff, Parents and Community Member of Atherton Elementary School are overwhelmed with pride and happiness over the building and completion of our new school located at 2011 Solo Street in Houston, TX 77020.
The school exemplifies beauty, excellence, glamour, academic character and safety measures throughout.
Therefore, to Mr. Ben McMillan, the designer of all designers, we tip our hats off to him and offer to him our sincere, heartfelt gratitude for this beautiful structure that will serve as a monument to your dedication and hard work, and also a monument to our community, and students. We tip our hats off to him for a job unmatched by any other.
As Principal of Atherton Elementary School, I know of no other school built with such aesthetic value, majesty, and one that exemplifies an edifice of magnificence and professionalism.
In closing, I would like to say that Mr. McMillan is a knowledgeable, courteous and most respectful individual with whom I have had the pleasure to be affiliated with throughout this project.
Albert L. Lemons
Principal of Atherton Elementary School