Dominic is a senior associate at RNL, an international, full-service design firm specializing in sustainable, multi-disciplinary architectural, urban, interior and landscape design. Since joining the firm in 2008, Dominic has established himself as one of the firm’s strongest young design leaders, working as a project designer for a number of project types and scales, including domestic higher education, civic, corporate, and international urban design work. His leadership abilities have led to his election to the RNL Board of Directors where he provides strategic insight to enhance the connection between RNL leadership and emerging professionals and practice trends.
Blending a passion for humanistic design with a rigorous approach to project constraints pushes innovation in Dominic's work. Projects Dominic has worked on have received several citations including AIA Denver, Colorado and Western Mountain Region Design Awards, an IIDA Best Award and the 2013 ISOCARP International Planning Award. As a grad student, Dominic was conferred the 2009 Henry Adams Medal - a distinction awarded to the top architecture graduates nationally.
Recent notable projects include the Denver Human Services Eastside Facility, the Changxing Island masterplan near Dalian, China, renovation of the University of Colorado Denver School of Architecture and Planning, and the Metropolitan State University of Denver Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center.
He holds a MArch from the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver in 2009.
Prior to pursuing architecture, Dominic worked as an education reporter for the Durango Herald and the Rocky Mountain News. His published work has been recognized by the Associated Press Awards, the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards and he is the recipient of the Damon Runyon Award for Feature Writing. Dominic graduated with distinction in 2004 from Colorado State University with a degree in Journalism.
Photos courtesy of Charles Hildreth