Dawna Houchin ,AIA, LEED AP
Associate Principal: Urban Residential Studio
Dawna Houchin serves as Associate Principal of the Urban Residential Studio. After working with world-renowned architects while at Zaha Hadid’s office in London, Dawna came to Ziegler Cooper Architects with a wide range of cultural and diverse project experience, upon which to build. As Senior Designer for the Urban Residential Studio, Dawna specializes in hospitality and urban residential interior design. Inspired by natural forms and textures, Dawna’s designs strike a thoughtful balance between fluidity of lines and harmonious proportions to create customized spaces in context with a project’s location and an owner’s needs. Equal consideration is given to the procession through spaces as the design of the spaces themselves. With projects totaling over seven and a half million square feet, some of Dawna’s hospitality and urban residential clients include: Marquette Township, Greystar, Camden Property Trust and Trammel Crow.
Dawna plays an active role in her clients’ projects, interacting at the highest project level. She is as dynamic in her presentation as her design process, which integrates sophisticated 3D modeling tools as part of her design process to facilitate design approval. Possessing an in-depth experience both in design and project management, Dawna has gained specific expertise in providing her clients customized must-have amenity packages, assuring the success of their projects in a market that demands forward-thinking design. Dawna is constantly sought after for her exceptional attention to detail, thoughtful ideas, and her ability to transform her client’s goals into beautiful spaces.