Dominique Davison founded DRAW Architecture + Urban Design in 2005 with the desire to explore the intersection between research, resourcefulness, and simple, clean forms. Her award-winning practice is a recognized leader in sustainability and was named Firm of the Year by the American Institute of Architects Kansas City Chapter in 2014. Dominique’s commitment to vibrant communities is exemplified through her role as a founding member for both Women in Design Kansas City and the Ecological Urbanism Series, and by her recent service on Kansas City’s Environmental Management Commission’s Vacant Lot Task Force. She has also taught design studios at the University of Kansas and University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Since 2013 Dominique has been developing PlanIT Impact, a web application tool that allows architects and planners to understand resource impacts at the earliest stages of the design process. Linking Open Data with a development’s location, PlanIT Impact provides visually immersive feedback related to water, energy, CO2, transportation and potential ROI. The tool has attracted national attention and is expected to launch in late 2015.
Before relocating to Kansas City, Dominique honed her design skills in the offices of Pelli Clarke Pelli in New Haven after earning her Master of Architecture at the Yale School of Architecture. She received a Bachelor of Art in Architecture from U.C. Berkeley and launched her career working with Daniel Solomon FAIA.