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DDG Profile in 10/12 Industry Report

Click the link to check out our firm’s profile in the 10/12 Industry Report!

XCAPE Theater – Katy, TX

DDG is working with Patoka Capital out of Indiana on a Houston Area XSCAPE Movie Theater. The 50,000 square foot theater on a 7 acre site will be the second XSCAPE Theater in Texas. The state of the art 1,500 seat, 12 screen theater provides stadium style seating, and 72 foot wide screens. DDG is […]

In the Works @ DDG

New Ochsner Health System Medical Office Facility – Baton Rouge, LA DDG has contracted with Stirling Properties to provide full civil site services, including off-site improvements and construction administration, for Ochsner Health System’s new medical office facility in Baton Rouge, LA. This new 25-acre development, located along the I-10 Bluebonnet/Siegen corridor, is part of the […]

News from DDG Architecture Division

818 Howard Historic Restoration – New Orleans, LA DDG Architecture is the professional of record leading the efforts to completely renovate the existing 28,000 s.f. historic masonry building constructed in 1916 located at 818 Howard Avenue in downtown New Orleans, LA. This historic landmark  will encompass an upscale museum for the Jewish Endowment for the […]

Marsh Creation for Beneficial Use of Dredged Material – Cameron Parish, LA

DDG is assisting Venture Global Calcasieu Pass, LLC, as a subconsultant to Providence Engineering, in the permitting and design of 130 acres of marsh which is to be created as a means of mitigation for a new natural gas terminal and pipeline system in Cameron Parish. Excavated material from the site of the new terminal […]

DDG Wins Big in Coastal

Lake Borgne Marsh Creation – St. Bernard Parish, LA DDG has been selected by CPRA for the engineering and design of the Lake Borgne marsh creation project, located in St. Bernard Parish.  The project limits will extend approximately 4 miles from Shell Beach to Lena Lagoon on the east.  This $127 million coastal project will […]

New DDG Covington Office

DDG’s Covington personnel recently moved into their brand new office within the “Offices at River Chase” office building located at 16564 East Brewster Road, Suite 101; Covington, LA 70433. This new approximately 6,000-SF DDG location comes equipped with 15 personal office spaces, a CAD cubicle area, a large conference room as well as a “huddle” […]

Our Houston Office is Hiring!

DDG’s Baton Rouge Office has Moved!

Congrats to our Baton Rouge office on their successful Open House event held on June 30th, 2016. Thank you to all of our clients and friends that helped to make the event a success! Our new location is 8352 Bluebonnet Bld, Baton Rouge, LA 70810, across the street from Brewbacher’s. Stop by for a visit!

Stirling Properties Named Among Top 11 Largest Retail Developers Nation-Wide

New-build shopping center construction was plodding in 2015. Chain Store Age’s annual development survey showcases some notable projects by developers that continue to push the envelope in terms of amenities, strategic redevelopment and creative leasing strategies. Our friends at Stirling Properties were among the top 11 largest retail developers in the country in 2015! DDG […]

Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex Groudbreaking

DDG was honored to participate in the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex Groundbreaking ceremony on June 18th, 2016. DDG partnered with Grace Hebert Architects from Baton Rouge for a new 134,000 square foot correctional complex in Thibodaux, LA, for the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. In addition to providing civil engineering and landscape architectural services, DDG’s primary architectural […]

DDG Employee Spotlight: Clint Walker

Clint Walker joined the DDG team in 2015 as a construction manager. He has experience managing multiple construction projects while staying on budget and on schedule. His responsibilities included but are not limited to: conceptual estimating, preconstruction services, design coordination with engineers, architects and owners, scheduling, permitting, purchasing/buy-out, invoicing, overall job monitoring, conflict resolution, job […]

DDG President: Nicholls State University Alumni Spotlight

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT Matthew Newchurch, ‘05 Matthew Newchurch, a native of Thibodaux, earned his masters degree in Business Administration from Nicholls State University in 2005. While working on his masters at Nicholls, Newchurch liked the flexibility that the program and faculty had to offer since he had increasing responsibilities at work and at home with his […]

The Terrebonne Parish Juvenile Justice Complex was recently featured in an article in Correctional NEWS. DDG was the civil engineers, architects and landscape architects and partnered with GraceHebert Architects and Thompson Construction for this project.

DDG’s Quarterly Newsletter

Click the link below to check out DDG’s latest newsletter! DDG’s Quarterly Newsletter

DDG Welcomes Jessica Thornton as a Business Development Representative

Thibodaux, LA, March 22, 2016 – DDG welcomes Jessica Thornton to our Thibodaux office as a Business Development Representative. In 2003, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Nicholls State University and has worked in the business development field for 13 years in both public and private sectors. Her background includes outside […]

DDG Supports Local Nicholls State University Athletics with Sponsorship

THIBODAUX, La. – Nicholls State University Athletics has announced a sponsorship deal with Duplantis Design Group. “We are extremely excited about our new partnership with Duplantis Design Group. David Duplantis, Matt Newchurch and their entire staff have been a joy to work with over the years,” said Brandon Ruttley, Nicholls Associate Athletic Director for External […]

A BIG Achiever!

DDG was proud to be honored this year at the Bayou Industrial Group Banquet with the BIG Achiever Corporate Award for our firm’s contribution to our community! ‪

Mark of Honor!

Another great night to be a part of the DDG team! DDG was awarded the Nicholls Alumni Federation Corporate Mark of Honor! This award is given to a company who has proven to be a strong supporter of Nicholls’ mission and the community.

Chad Danos Elected as ASLA President

Washington, DC, November 17, 2015 – At the culmination of this year’s Annual Meeting & EXPO in Chicago on November 9, Chad D. Danos, FASLA was installed as the 71st president of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Danos is Director of Landscape Architecture at Duplantis Design Group, PC in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, creating […]

DDG Wins Top Social Media Award

Last week, Duplantis Design Group (DDG) won the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Southeast Louisiana Chapter Communication Award for the Best Social Media Campaign with the “Get to Know DDG” campaign. The “Get to Know DDG” social media campaign is targeted to DDG’s Facebook followers which includes clients, employees, family and friends. This campaign […]

September 10, 2015: Lafourche Parish Greenway Design Workshop

Attention Lafourche Parish Residents- Join us for a public design workshop to create a greenway.

Donors Needed for White Blood Cells

To All Our Houston Acquaintances and Friends: In 2011, Mary, Jacob and I moved to Houston, TX from our hometown of Thibodaux, LA. It was not by choice. It was of necessity. We left behind our three oldest children, my business and our comfort zone in living in a small, tightly knit, supportive community. Mary […]

Baton Rouge Recreation and Parks Commission

Congratulations to our landscape architecture team on being selected to provide consulting services for the multipurpose fields and restroom project at Burbank Park in Baton Rouge.  

Danos Headquarters Recently Opened

Duplantis Design Group would like to congratulate Danos on their new building on West Main Street in Gray, LA! They recently moved in! DDG is proud to be the civil engineer of record for this project.

Houma Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Interpretative Center

DDG participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new center. DDG is the architect of record on this project, and the project should be complete in March 2016.

Lone Star College Science Building

DDG’s Houston office has been selected as a team member for the new Lone Star College Science Building Project on University Park Campus. This site (the old Compaq Headquarters) includes a 50,000 square foot science building, master plan and various other renovations. DDG is looking forward to working on the Kirksey architecture team on this […]

FedEx Ground Distribution Centers

DDG’s civil engineering and landscape architecture teams have designed the civil infrastructure and landscape architecture for three FedEx Distribution Centers recently in Baton Rouge, Covington and Alexandria. Each one is almost or over 100,000 square feet of distribution center space including office and warehouse spaces. The three centers are all expected to open in 2015. Pictured […]

South Lafourche Leonard Miller Jr. Airport

Our DDG team, consisting of airport engineers Neel-Schaffer, recently was awarded the South Lafourche Leonard Miller Jr. Airport projects for the next five years.  The South Lafourche Airport is owned by the Greater Lafourche Port Commission. The first project DDG is currently working on is a new terminal building.

K&B Machine Works in Schriever

DDG was the architectural consultant for K&B Machine’s new shop building, administration building and chapel located in Schriever, LA. The project was completed in late 2014.    

South Larose Elementary School

Teachers and staff members moved into the new South Larose Elementary School sooner than expected! The new 54,000 square foot school for pre-K through fifth grade students opened at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. The building includes about 24 classrooms for 360 students.       

Motiva Multi-Purpose Facility

DDG was recently awarded the Motiva Multi-Purpose Facility project in Covent, Louisiana, and is to provide full architectural and engineering services, as well as surveying, geotechnical investigation and landscape architectural services. The total square footage is about 18,000 square feet.

Thibodaux Wins Award

Congratulations to the Thibodaux office for receiving Garden-of-the-Month from the Thibodaux Garden Club.

Coastal Master Planning

In 2012, the State of Louisiana released Louisiana’s Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast commonly referred to as the Coastal Master Plan.  According to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), the plan is intended to focus efforts and guide actions needed to sustain our coastal ecosystem, safeguard coastal populations, and project vital economic […]

Toast to the Coast

September 27th was National Estuaries Day. The Thibodaux office raised a glass to our coast and its importance. “Toast to the Coast” is sponsored by Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program.  

DDG Opens Dallas Office

DDG has officially opened a new office in Dallas, TX! Doug Barrilleaux, PE who worked in our Covington office has moved to Dallas with his family. This brings DDG’s office count to 7 –  Thibodaux, Houma, Covington, Baton Rouge, Atlanta, Houston and Dallas.  Doug is the business unit leader for the Dallas location.

DDG’s E-Brochure

Want to learn how DDG can help you? Check out our new E-Brochure!

DDG Attends the National Association of Counties Conference in New Orleans with Lafourche Parish

At “Louisiana Night” for the National Association of Counties conference in New Orleans, DDG employees pose with Lafourche Parish officials in front of the T-Bois Bridge model they had on display!

Landscape Architect Business Unit Leader elected President-Elect of ASLA!

Congratulations to Chad Danos, DDG’s Landscape Architect Business Unit Leader, on becoming President-Elect for American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)! http://www.asla.org/land/LandArticle.aspx?id=43562

K&B Machine Works

DDG is the architectural consultant for K&B Machine’s new shop building,  administration building and chapel located in Schriever, LA. The project is estimated to be complete in August 2014, however, the K&B shop building is complete and approved for occupancy.

Toyo Tire North American Manufacturing, Inc.

DDG’s Atlanta office is the design firm for the new Toyo Tire addition to its White, Georgia Plant. The manufacturing facility will be expanded by 700,000 square feet, and the warehouse facility will be expanded by 323,000 square feet. Toyo Tire is an international tire manufacturer and most of their tires manufactured in the United States […]

Coastal Protection and Restoration Plan

DDG is working with St. Tammany Parish to produce a comprehensive Coastal Protection and Restoration plan.  The purpose of this project is to identify at risk coastal communities, ecosystems and infrastructure and to identify projects that will protect or restore those areas at risk.  The information gathered during the formulation of this plan will be submitted […]

Long Farm Apartment Complex

DDG’s Baton Rouge office is the engineering firm associated with this Long Farm Apartment Complex.  Great Job! http://theadvocate.com/news/southside/9248048-123/apartment-complex-comes-to-long

Houma Skate Park

DDG is excited to design and be the professional of record for this unique project. Our team has a long history of completing successful projects for Terrebonne Parish. http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20140611/HURBLOG/140619872/0/FRONTPAGE?tc=ar

Congratulations to Baker Hughes!

Congratulations to Baker Hughes on their new education and training facility in Tomball, TX!  DDG’s Houston office is proud to have provided the civil engineering work for this project. http://impactnews.com/houston-metro/the-woodlands/baker-hughes-set-to-open-new-$55-million-education-and-train/

DDG Thanksgiving Charity Results

DDG Thanksgiving Charity Results DDG’s philosophy is to give charitable to organizations and causes that are important to our owners and employees. Therefore, in lieu of gifts, DDG makes a donation to a charity based on the survey results we sent out during Thanksgiving. Below is the list of charities we are giving to this […]

Houma Office Grand Opening

Bayou Country Children’s Museum

DDG has been a partner of the Bayou Country Children’s Museum (BCCM) since 2001. Our involvement early on was as a steward to the local community to assist in site selection, program development and fundraising. In 2009, BCCM contracted DDG to provide full design services for the new museum. DDG worked in conjunction with the […]

DDG In the News – Giving Thanks

Check it out!  DDG was mentioned in a Giving Thanks article in the local “What Now” magazine’s November Issue that is distributed across Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes! See article below.

St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center Grand Opening

DDG is proud to have been a part of the St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center Ribbon Cutting last week.  DDG was the lead architects, the civil engineers and the landscape architects on the project.  Congrats to St. Charles Parish from your friends at DDG! To view pictures of the new EOC go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fexs4B4YVDI

Thibodaux Bayou Board Walk Project

Watch Heather Klingman, Senior Associate from DDG and Angela Rathle from the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park Service discuss the Thibodaux Bayou Boardwalk Project!

Assumption Community Center Completed

The Assumption Parish Community Center is a 33,800 s.f. multipurpose building. Construction was completed in the fall of 2012 with a construction cost of approximately $8.5 million. The center can handle local club meetings, as well as, large public gatherings and the return of residents after storm evacuations. The structure has emergency power to run […]