KCI Partner Profile - DRAW Architecture + Urban Design

Name:  Dominique Davison, AIA & Dan Maginn, FAIA

Company Name:  DRAW Architecture + Urban Design

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1. Where is your company located?
KCMO Crossroads District
214 W. 21st Street, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64108

2. How long have you been in business in Kansas City? 
DRAW was established in 2005.

3. How did you get your start in the industry?
I received a Bachelor of Art in Architecture from U.C. Berkeley and launched my career working with Daniel Solomon FAIA in the Bay area. After earning my Master of Architecture at the Yale School of Architecture, I was able to hone my design skills in the offices of Pelli Clarke Pelli in New Haven. In 2005, I founded Davison Architecture + Urban Design (now DRAW) with the desire to explore the intersection between research, resourcefulness, and simple, clean forms.

Dan Maginn earned his Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Tulane University in New Orleans. In 1996, Dan co-founded el dorado inc., where he led numerous award-winning projects and served as a national voice for design excellence and innovative professional studio models. Dan joined me as a partner at DRAW in 2015, and together we are building a practice on the foundation of creating authentic, inspired places for people to gather and connect.  

4. What types of services do you provide?
Architecture, urban design, land use planning, interior design, sustainable consulting, and feasibility analysis.

5. How many employees do you have working for you in and around Kansas City?
14

6. What is your role on the KCI New Terminal project?
DRAW will provide architectural design and smart building expertise for New Terminal project.

7. How does the KCI project compare in size/scale to others on which you’ve worked? 
Dan and I have worked on a variety of project scales at DRAW and at previous firms, including an associate architect role on a $25 million hotel project and design team leadership for a $205 million performing arts center. The airport will be DRAW’s largest architectural collaboration to date, and we look forward to teaming with SOM and the other project team members on this transformational project.

8. What excites you most about this project? 
We are thrilled at this opportunity to positively contribute to the future of Kansas City—to create a welcoming front door to our city, help shape and reflect our identity, and plant seeds for economic growth in our region. We are also very excited about integrating smart technology and high-performance building solutions to inform the airport design.

9. Describe the impact you think the KCI New Terminal project will have on the local design and construction community and/or the City.   
This is a legacy project, with long-lasting, far-reaching impacts. We love the idea of this airport serving as a portal to our community—a portal that represents who we are and what we value. We look forward to a well-designed, well-crafted place that will help establish the identity of Kansas City as a livable, culturally-rich, sustainable-minded, entrepreneurial and technologically innovative city.