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We Are:

Fifth Dimension Design is headed by licensed architect Dan Eckelkamp, AIA LEED-AP.  Dan has worked on a wide variety of project types during his career and has been involved on several award-winning projects with previous firms. Dan’s designs are rooted in how he works: collaborating with each client, connecting with them and their families, to benefit their lives with designs that elevate their project and make their new home so great that they will look forward to coming home to it each and every day.

What do we do?  We partner with you and strive to create unique, comfortable and efficient spaces that are made just for you, your style, your life.  We want you to love it.  Our mission is to 1) exceed your expectations, 2) respect your project’s program, and of course, 3) create the Fifth Dimension feeling for you in your project.

What is the Fifth Dimension?  It is the combination of proportion, space, light, color and more that elevate your space beyond ordinary.  It is the intersection of comfort, livability, workability and detailing that make your space more than just another place, and definitely not a cookie-cutter repetition. You are a unique person….shouldn’t your home be a unique reflection of you? I think so! It gives your project its distinct character and feels tailored exactly for your lifestyle that you may not be able to put into words — going beyond the four dimensions of length, width, height and time.

What types of projects can we do?  Just ask! Our experience ranges across residential designs and remodels, office spaces and small commercial work, restaurants, hospitality and more.   We’ve worked on a LEED-Gold certified building and high-rise office towers.  We’ve even designed a tree house, a lighted contemporary mail box, and a modern dog house to suit our clients!

My project may be too small.  Can you help me?  Yes, absolutely. We would love to partner with you and create designs for projects large and small. Our size and flexibility allow us to adapt and undertake an array of projects.

Bio: Dan Eckelkamp

 Photo of Dan at Barcelona Pavilion

(Visiting the Barcelona Pavilion in Spain, 2013)

Fifth Dimension Design was founded by architect Dan Eckelkamp, AIA LEED-AP. Dan directs his energy and focus toward the development of great designs that embrace modern and contemporary architecture. Place, tradition, budget and common sense all play a part in creating an environment that will endure and inspire.

Dan entered the architectural profession following several years managing advanced telecommunications projects for one of the large international telecom companies.  His passion for his hobbies of home renovation and furniture building led him to return to graduate school and refocus his career in architecture and design. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business from The University of Texas at Dallas and a Master of Architecture degree from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Dan worked for several Dallas-based firms that specialized in residential and commercial buildings and hospitality interiors. While working at the firm of Dallas architect Lionel Morrison for almost 10 years, Dan led multiple teams on many significant projects including a LEED-Gold certified office building at International Business Park in Plano. Dan was also the Senior Project Architect for several nationally and internationally published private residences and many hotel renovations such as the Hyatt Grand Champions in Indian Wells, California and the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Ft. Myers, Florida, and the recent transformational renovation of 1801 California Street, one of Denver, Colorado’s tallest skyscrapers.

Dan has been a licensed Architect since 2008, is a LEED Accredited Professional, and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Record Boards. He draws from numerous sustainable techniques as he develops his projects and believes simple, efficient solutions often achieve dramatic results that do not fade over time whereas trends come and go. Dan seeks to infuse the Fifth Dimension into every project, into every space, so your project truly comes alive.

Dan has been selected by a committee of peer architects as a winner of the AIA Dallas 2015 10-Under-Ten competition, recognizing him from among young architects in the state for his innovation, leadership, and design.

More about Dan:

Certifications

Certifications

AIA member since 2005
Licensed Architect | State of Texas
LEED Accredited Professional
NCARB Certified

Design

Design

I can’t help it! My mind is always coming up with something new or a way to improve on an idea. I frequently use my own surroundings to test things out (I’ve renovated a good portion of our own house.)

Woodworking

Woodworking

I’ve done woodworking as a hobby since I was a little boy helping my father out in his home workshop. As I practice architecture, my woodworking skills grow – and it’s a very enjoyable process to create a piece I’ve designed.

Cycling

Cycling

I’ve been keeping the rubber side down since 1992 (or trying to anyway.) I find that it’s a great time to decompress and think through aspects of your design project! About 90% of my riding is on the road, but I enjoy mountain biking for an occasional break.

Art and Sculpture

Art and Sculpture

My wife and I collect various works of art – modern 2D works on canvas are of special interest. I have also created pieces in our collection. We are members of the Nasher Sculpture Center Avant-Garde Society and are highly involved with The Dallas Museum of Art.

Skiing

Skiing

Get the idea I like a lot of things outdoors? We picked up skiing a few years ago and enjoy the mountain atmosphere and bombing down a challenging run. We also enjoy playing tennis and golf occasionally.

Art & Sculpture work: Softly Falling II  by Charlotte Smith.
Image courtesy of Cris Worley Fine Arts.