Dominique Davison

What they do: CEO
Where they do it: PlanIT Impact
How they contribute: Guest Speaker

Dominique Davison, AIA, LEED AP founded DRAW Architecture + Urban Design in 2005 with the desire to explore the intersection between research, resourcefulness, and simple, clean forms. Dedicated to issues of sustainability and social equity, Dominique endeavors to improve people’s lives through beautiful design. Her commitment to a better, greener community is exemplified by her roles as a founding member of Women in Design Kansas City, a founder of the Ecological Urbanism Series, and advisory board member of the Heartland Tree Alliance. In 2014, DRAW was named Firm of the Year by the American Institute of Architects Kansas City Board Members for exemplary contributions to the field of architecture. She has served on the Downtown Council’s Open Spaces Committee, and has been recognized regionally by the Mid-America Regional Council as a leader in sustainability – striving to maximize the resourcefulness of every project. Serving as the principal-in-charge and point person for client/ consultant coordination, Dominique has more than 18 years’ experience in a full-range of professional architectural and urban design program analysis.

Dominique has led projects of all scales across the country. She has shared her expertise and skills as a lecturer and studio critic at the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Before relocating to Kansas City, Dominique honed her design skills in the offices of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in New Haven, CT after earning her Master of Architecture at the Yale School of Architecture. She received a Bachelor of Art in Architecture from UC Berkeley and launched her career working for Daniel Solomon FAIA.