Dawna Houchin, AIA, LEED AP

Urban Architecture Studio

After working with world-renowned architects while at Zaha Hadid’s office in London, Dawna came to Ziegler Cooper with a range of cultural and diverse project experience, upon which to build.

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 to facilitate communication of the design. 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. As a key member of the Urban Residential Studio and being versatile and gifted in a variety of project types, Dawna plays a valuable role in this highly collaborative and integrated studio and provides a link for teams in the mix of buildings typical in urban infill projects.

Dawna specializes in hospitality, mixed-use, and urban residential and corporate 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 to the design of the spaces themselves. Dawna has a mixed array of urban architecture clients, with projects totaling over eight million square feet.