Project Experience:

Mixed-Use Urban Infill

Downtown Norfolk, Virginia
West Don Lands, Toronto, Ontario
Downtown Salinas, California
Strategic Investment Plan, Shaker Heights, Ohio

Urban Neighborhoods

Treme/Lafitte & Tulane/Gravier Homebuilding Plan, New Orleans, LA
Broadway Overlook, Baltimore, Maryland
Westbury, Portsmouth, Virginia

Pattern Books and Design Guidelines

Ellon Pattern Book, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Homestead Preserve Pattern Book, Hot Springs, Virginia
Mount Washington Resort Pattern Book, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
Cooper’s Crossing Pattern Book, Camden, New Jersey

New Towns and Villages

Baxter Village, Fort Mill, South Carolina
The Ledges, Huntsville, Alabama
Genitoy, Bussy Saint Georges, France
Celebration, Florida
Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia


Cove, Aberdeen, Scotland
Castleton, Ellon, Scotland
Beechwood Village, Basildon, England
Broadway Overlook, Baltimore, Maryland
Westbury, Portsmouth, Virginia
Springmaid Mixed-Use Building, Fort Mill, South Carolina
Erie Station Village, West Henrietta, New York
Baxter Village Community Center, Fort Mill, South Carolina
Mason C. Andrews Science Building, Tidewater Community College, Norfolk, Virgina
Thiel College University Center, Greenville, Pennsylvania

Donald Kaliszewski, AIA, LEED AP

Don’s expertise as a designer, his keen eye for detail, and his comprehensive approach to the design of buildings and their settings enhance 1/1 Studio's ability to design unique places and resolve complex issues in the design of individual buildings. Whether working on a master plan, design guidelines, or an individual building design, Don’s focus is on designing beautiful and enduring places that are in character with their context, desirable and affordable. He possesses an in-depth understanding of single- and multi-family residential and mixed-use building types, homebuilding technologies, and new construction materials and methods. Don’s involvement in the development of the Celebration Pattern Book – created while he was at Urban Design Associates for The Disney Development Company – helped set a new industry standard for excellence in architectural and urban design guidelines, elevating the pattern book as a modern tool for planning, designing, and building new neighborhoods, districts, cities, and towns. Among the many other notable projects to which he has contributed are Baxter, the first village of a 6,200-acre development in Fort Mill, South Carolina; the Wakefield Pattern Book prepared for The Prince’s Foundation for use by cities and towns throughout Yorkshire, England in their efforts to plan, design, build, and rebuild in a sustainable way; and Westbury, a mixed-income neighborhood adjacent to Portsmouth, Virginia’s historic Olde Towne district. Westbury was featured in an exhibit in the National Building Museum in Washington, DC as an example of the best practices nationally in affordable housing design.

Don also previously worked as design and project architect with Cooper Robertson where he took part in the master planning of Celebration, and, with Jaquelin T. Robertson, designed prototype houses for Bel Air near Marne-la-Vallee, France; Bottomley Crescent in New Albany, Ohio; and Sony’s Imageworks offices in Culver City, California.

Don received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from The Ohio State University and Master of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a registered architect in Pennsylvania and Ohio and a member of the American Institute of Architects.