Dominique is an award winning architect with 20 years of experience in the AEC industry and a recognized thought leader in how Smart City technology is poised to change the industry. Her practice, shared with architect Dan Maginn, DRAW Architecture + Urban Design is based in Kansas City, MO. Focused on designing inspired spaces for people to gather and connect through radically resourceful methods, the firm has been celebrated as a regional leader in sustainable and innovative practice. Dominique is interested in the intersection of research and practical, applied knowledge to push the boundaries of building performance to design the smart cities of tomorrow. This interest led her to found a technology start up called PlanIT Impact in 2014, which is dedicated to the mission of enabling sustainability to be more affordable, accessible and achievable than ever before. This has been realized through the development and deployment of a "smart modeling platform", which provides facile insights into energy and water use, with real time comparisons of costs and life cycle payback, along with other key indicators of stormwater impact and transportation connectivity.