IDG Drone Technology

IDG Drone Technology

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 to aid us in managing a project.

The benefits of using drone photography/videography are:

  • Cost effective for capturing footage vs. using a helicopter/plane
  • Allows to inspect difficult to reach areas quickly and safely
  • Creates more accurate surveys
  • Captures aerial progress of construction
  • Keeps the project on track and on budget

We provide a weekly aerial bird’s eye view video of the entire project from start to finish to move in. The footage is reflecting the current status of Aldine Northside Transportation Center. 


Building Award Winning
Communities Since 2001

Texas | Illinois

440 Benmar Drive, Suite 3335
Houston Texas 77060

3710 Rawlins Street, Suite 1420
Dallas, Texas 75219

4507 Sterling Avenue, Suite 306
Peoria, Illinois 61615

Contact

Texas
Houston 832-448-2462
Dallas 214-615-6389

Illinois
Peoria 309-670-2466

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Ben McMillan Honored by NOMA

Charles Atherton Elementary Earns Stars of Distinction

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 was given stars for Design, Value, and Sustainability. The project is on display on the Exhibit of School Architecture website. The Exhibit of School Architecture awards are given annually for new or renovated Texas schools and celebrates excellence in planning and design of the learning environment.


Building Award Winning
Communities Since 2001

Texas | Illinois

440 Benmar Drive, Suite 3335
Houston Texas 77060

3710 Rawlins Street, Suite 1420
Dallas, Texas 75219

4507 Sterling Avenue, Suite 306
Peoria, Illinois 61615

Contact

Texas
Houston 832-448-2462
Dallas 214-615-6389

Illinois
Peoria 309-670-2466

Email Us
Ben McMillan Honored by NOMA

Ben McMillan Honored by NOMA

Ben McMillan III, AIA, NOMA, NCARB was recently honored at their annual networking mixer by the Houston Chapter of The National Organization of Minority Architects for his contributions and achievements.

Ben received his recognition for his work as an architect, educator and as a HNOMA Board Member. The mixer took place at the African American Library at the Gregory School in Houston.


Building Award Winning
Communities Since 2001

Texas | Illinois

440 Benmar Drive, Suite 3335
Houston Texas 77060

3710 Rawlins Street, Suite 1420
Dallas, Texas 75219

4507 Sterling Avenue, Suite 306
Peoria, Illinois 61615

Contact

Texas
Houston 832-448-2462
Dallas 214-615-6389

Illinois
Peoria 309-670-2466

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IDG Wins International Design Competition!
Selected 1st Place from over 500 Participants and 71 Countries

Ben McMillan and DeQuales Thompson with IDG Architects in Houston, TX USA won the highly competitive Benga School Project for Active Africa.

The Benga Parish Secondary School is a community-oriented space designed to educate Malawian youth. The concept of this campus finds its origin in the representation of life as a journey along a path. The work seeks to symbolize education as a catalyst for success along this path. The theoretical intention of this concept is to materialize the path to success.

Students experiencing the space will physically and symbolically walk this path instinctively taking in the significance and purpose of the path’s design. In theory, the environment will be an ever-present gesture toward conscious action and life-long learning.

The organization strategy orbiting the library aligns itself to maintain the views from its center to nearby trees. The remaining segments within the radial boundary are used to organize the functions of the school campus, for instance the classrooms arranged in clusters by educational stage.

For Children in Africa

“The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.”  

 ~ Kaldana Chawla (Astronaut)

Our research, through interviews and regional precedence revealed the need for additional programs. This includes designs such as an experimental garden (located near the kitchen), a clinic and a four-a-side football pitch. Through an environmental coordination approach, we conserve and manage the environment using architectural devices to our advantage.

Passive cooling, solar energy, on-site water incubation and selective irrigation helps achieve these objectives. Materials, systems and assemblies were designed to be constructed within local availability and resources. The new secondary school in Benga, Malawi is a step forward on the path of success for humankind.


Building Award Winning
Communities Since 2001

Texas | Illinois

440 Benmar Drive, Suite 3335
Houston Texas 77060

3710 Rawlins Street, Suite 1420
Dallas, Texas 75219

4507 Sterling Avenue, Suite 306
Peoria, Illinois 61615

Contact

Texas
Houston 832-448-2462
Dallas 214-615-6389

Illinois
Peoria 309-670-2466

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Astros Be An Angel - Help A Child

We were proud to help support The Astros Foundation with the "Be an Angel, Help a Child" program to help make Christmas special for underprivileged kids.

Our volunteers helped decorate the bags to give each one a festive appearance. Over 5,100 holiday gift bags for children with disabilities were designed and delivered by volunteers.

The event took place at the George R. Brown Convention Center where more than 200 volunteers shopped, decorated and filled the bags.

Local school districts received the bags and distributed them to their children.


Building Award Winning
Communities Since 2001

Texas | Illinois

440 Benmar Drive, Suite 3335
Houston Texas 77060

3710 Rawlins Street, Suite 1420
Dallas, Texas 75219

4507 Sterling Avenue, Suite 306
Peoria, Illinois 61615

Contact

Texas
Houston 832-448-2462
Dallas 214-615-6389

Illinois
Peoria 309-670-2466

Email Us