With a Master's Degree in architecture and city planning from the University of California, Berkeley, Dominic addresses each project with a comprehensive approach. Utilizing proven community participation techniques Dominic has built consensus among divergent stakeholders for regional and local scale projects involving thousands of participants. He has facilitated over 50 public events including visioning workshops, community meetings, focus groups, and design charrettes. Dominic has been the Project Manager for over a dozen building types including three LEED projects. His commitment to improving the built environment has resulted in several of his projects receiving awards for design excellence. Dominic's first hand knowledge of construction techniques was developed during his tenure as the lead carpenter on the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's E. Arthur Davenport House.
Dominic is a volunteer in the Chicago Public School's Newhouse Architecture Competition which introduces high school students to careers in architecture. He is also a contributor to the joint Chicago Public School/Chicago Architecture Foundation's effort to rewrite the architecture curriculum used in high school Education-to-Career classrooms. Dominic's teaching experience includes positions as teaching assistant at the University of California, Berkeley and an adjunct professor at Judson University where he continues to be a visiting studio juror.