The vision began in 2012 when architects Paul Donaldson and Ryan Robinson felt a quiet revolution coming on. The two Texas Tech University graduates had young families at home and, at the same time, were passionately focused on designing innovative communities for the nation’s growing senior population. As they designed residences for aging adults they also started taking stock of how they were spending the most productive years of their own lives. They had reached a career crossroads and seized the opportunity to make a big change in how they practiced architecture.
Already, Paul had invested more than 20 years of his professional life specializing in senior housing design for a firm that had become part of one of the world’s 10 largest architecture practices. Ryan had worked alongside Paul for 15 of those years. Both were ready to build a practice that brought balance to work and home life while also generating transformation in the global field of senior housing.
In June 2013 PRDG Senior Living Architecture launched in Dallas’ high-energy Uptown neighborhood—the perfect environment for architects known throughout the nation for their creativity and client collaboration.