To say Dawn knows buildings is an understatement. She’s an expert, with experience in every facet of the design process. All thanks to her multifaceted career. After starting out as an interior designer, she went back to school to study architecture. Now, as a self-proclaimed control freak, Dawn has continued her career with extensive experience in project management and team leadership. She excels in finding efficiencies and exceeding expectations. Ensuring that the client’s needs are the primary focus and that the team works well together, her approach is inclusive. Leading by listening is her style of management by:
- Assuming positive intent when dealing with others (Dawn believes everyone is inherently good).
- Remaining vulnerable with her team, creating openness, honesty and transparency, ultimately building trust (she is an open book and doesn’t keep secrets).
- Believing in the power of purpose and community (she believes in the greater good).
And Dawn is certainly no stranger to people in the design community. Not only has she participated as an IIDA program speaker, but she’s on the board for AIA Arizona as well. Her goal? Create opportunities for design professionals of all ages, backgrounds and disciplines to have a greater impact on the community.