Documodern is an interdisciplinary practice of architectural photography and design. DOCUmenting the simple, elegant solutions of MODERN design celebrates our core value —

Good design matters!

As photographer Ansel Adams said, “a good photograph is knowing where to stand.” Taken both literally and figuratively, Documodern is positioned to offer a unique perspective on photography and design.

Architectural: Magazine–quality photography with a wide range of uses, from large format printing to award submittals.
General: High–quality “street-style” photography of events, lifestyle and portraits, architectural details, etcetera.
Basic: Straightforward digital photography meant for limited uses such as property listings and social media.

Graphics + Marketing
Identity: Logos, Business Cards, Letterhead
Print: Brochures, Signage, Advertisements, Books
Digital: Website Design, Social Media Management
Marketing: Strategy and Content Development
A/E/C Firms: Award Submittals and Proposals
Project consulting and pre-design
Schematic design and development
Construction drawing coordination
Building surveys and as-built drawings
Historic preservation research

Douglis Beck

Design Principal | Owner
Phone: (314) 775-6417

I believe in DESIGN as a broad, interdisciplinary endeavor that includes architecture, graphics, objects, decorative arts, and photography. My approach is driven by the Charles Eames quote “Design depends largely on constraints.” Design is a process of critical and creative thinking that asks questions and overcomes constraints. My background in architecture allows me advocate to see how good design matters in the work of clients and the world at large.

MArch Washington University (Architecture)
St. John’s College (Liberal Arts)
Webster University (English & Philosophy)


Susan Allen
Managing Principal | Owner
Phone: (314) 775-6416

With a background in management and consulting at a variety of scales, I’m the practical counterpart to Douglis’ big-picture creative thinking. I am committed to promoting our design-centered, family-owned, women business enterprise as a company that values our clients and the work that they do. As a result, I believe in building long-term relationships based on personal attention and excellent customer service to individuals and corporations alike.

MBA Saint Louis University (Management)
University of Evansville (Archaeology & History)

Finnegan “Finn” MacCool
| Human Resources

Finn is responsible for employee wellness and office morale. Utilizing his background with giants and causeway construction, he is devoted to employee safety, building security, and waste management. He has developed numerous methodologies promoting the live-work balance, mainly through a rigorous schedule of fitness and playtime activities.

Diploma No Leash Needed (Certificate of “Obedience”)