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Daroff Design wishes our clients, colleagues, consultants, friends and loved ones a very happy and healthy New Year!

After the many ups and downs of 2020, we are looking forward with enthusiasm to a bright and positive year ahead. We are full of gratitude for our amazing team and for the accomplishments we have achieved during a very difficult few months. Continuing our hard work and resilience, we are excited to see what 2021 has in store.

Cheers to a bright 2021!


Karen Daroff, President and Founder of Daroff Design, shares how her firm utilizes innovative strategies to continue engaging guests and end users by creating immersive and captivating experiences through design. Read more below to learn how she’s grown DDI to be what it is today.


Daroff Design Inc. + DDI Architects, PC is implementing the necessary precautions to safeguard our employees, clients, consultants, manufacturers and dealers from COVID-19. As recommended by the CDC and Philadelphia governing agencies, we will be closing our office until it is deemed healthy to return to the routine work day. In order to protect our team from public commutes and group encounters, our staff will be working remotely until the office reopen is announced. Our IT team has well prepared for these circumstances. We will all be working from our homes with remote access to our computers, and we feel confident in our ability to continue to provide as high level service as possible.

Nonessential travel, in-person meetings, and site visits will be rescheduled or postponed in an effort to support social distancing and mitigate the potential spread of illness. Our technological equipment allows many forms of virtual meetings and we look forward to communicating with our clients, consultants and colleagues via video or phone for the near future.

If you should require any assistance during this time, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. DDI prides ourselves on our willingness to serve our clients, and we will support virtually in any way that we can.

We thank you for your understanding and support, and are sending out virtual positive energy to all. We hope everyone stays healthy, and we look forward to continuing successful business operations.

Update as of May 18, 2020:
Our in-depth research and information on suggested best practices and procedures regarding re-entry to the workplace is available now. You can view the white paper and download the PDF here. 



DDI, teamed with L.R. Kimball Architects, was selected to plan and design Sheetz Corporation’s new approximately 100,000 SF office building in Claysburg, PA. Third generation Sheetz management understood that a well-designed workplace would improve employee performance and job satisfaction, promote a healthy culture, and reinforce brand philosophy. For DDI, it was an outstanding opportunity to leverage their expertise as leaders in the hospitality industry and apply it in the workplace and learning environment.


Grand Opening, Uncategorized

Daroff Design and OTG recently completed two new restaurants, El Premio and Forno Magico, at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport. OTG Vice President of Culinary Nate Appleman, a James Beard Award-winning chef, designed both concepts. El Premio offers Houston-inspired Tex-Mex, and Forno Magico has a selection of Neapolitan style pizzas, salads and small plates.


Philadelphia, Uncategorized

PIDC has moved up, literally, and we couldn’t be more excited! We’ve packed up and moved to a not-so-distant location within our same Centre Square building on 1500 Market Street. We are now in new office space on the 35th floor with a revamped look. Our new space has been designed to help PIDC be more efficient and effective at achieving our mission — driving growth to every corner of Philadelphia.