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Five Questions with DDG CEO Ahsin Rasheed
Five Questions with DDG CEO Ahsin Rasheed

Design company DDG may be based in Brewers Hill, but it never let Baltimore define it. Founded in 1979, the firm's focus is commercial work — shopping centers, movie theaters and hotels, including landmark mixed-use developments, such as the Easton Town Center near Columbus, Ohio. The recession pushed DDG, which generates annual revenue of $10 million to $12 million, to double down on its global practice, which today represents more than 90 percent of its billings. Today DDG's 60 employees — down from 87 in 2011 — come from 20 countries and collectively speak more than 25 languages. The firm claims work in more than 50 countries —including China,...