Dominique Davison


DRAW Architecture + Urban Design

Dominique Davison, AIA LEED BD+C founded the practice of DRAW Architecture + Urban Design in 2005 with the desire to explore the intersection between research, community and simple, clean forms. Dedicated to issues of social equity, she endeavors to improve people’s lives through resourceful and inspired design. DRAW received the 2014 Firm of the year award from the Kansas City Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and has been recognized numerous times by the Mid America Regional Council for their leadership in sustainable design. She is a frequent speaker at national conferences, including the AIA National, ASLA and Smart Cities Connect conference. In 2013, Dominique was asked to lead a team to explore 3D data visualization and real‐time data processing to increase civic understanding of environmental impact. The resulting demo, through support from the Mozilla Foundation and US Ignite, became PlanIT Impact, a tech start up dedicated to increasing the affordability, accessibility and attainment of Net Zero cities. PlanIT Impact cross references Open Data with a ubiquitous digital modeling tool (Sketch Up/REVIT) to give designers, architects and engineers early phase metrics on project performance, including energy, storm‐water perviousness, transportation, water usage and ROI. A 2017 participant in the Smart City Works Actuator in Washington D.C., she and her team have been invited to present PlanIT Impact in the GENI, US Ignite conferences and the Global Community Team Challenge Expo. Along with Ashley Hand, Dominique co‐authored a chapter in the IoT/Data Analytics Handbook, John Wiley & Sons titled “Smart City Architecture and Planning: Evolving Systems through IoT”. She and PlanIT Impact have been featured by The Economist and National Science Foundation. Dominique has taught as a lecturer at the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri‐Kansas City. She earned her Master of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture in 2000 and a Bachelor of Art in Architecture from UC Berkeley in 1996. Previous positions included working with AIA Gold Medal winner, Cesar Pelli FAIA, and Daniel Solomon FAIA as well as adjust teaching appointments at the University of Kansas and University of Missouri Kansas City.