Darren Sumner

Darren Sumner

Baton Rouge, LA, US



Let's get to know each other over coffee sometime. 

Award-winning and repeat client work in Healthcare, Mixed-use, Resort and Residential, along with International Urban and Master Planning. 

Co-founder (with wife) New Orleans Chapter of Architecture for Humanity, Urban Land Institute (ULI) Membership and Media Chair. In 2010, featured in magazine on International Design

Look forward to working along side you someday.

Send me an email for full resume and portfolio.



Urban Land Institute, New Orleans, LA, US, Chair of Membership and Media

May 2010 - current

Architecture for Humanity, New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, US, Co-founder of Chapter, Managing Director

Mar 2010 - May 2012

DMK4, Inc., New Orleans, LA, US, Founder, Design Principal

Consulting Firm that focuses on four areas: Strategy, Design, Planning and Management.
Maybe its all about "Strategery" (Will Ferrell).

Jul 2009 - May 2012

Woodward Design + Build, New Orleans, LA, US, Project Architect - Corporate Office


Hired to design the corporate office for Woodward Design+Build. After nine versions in mixed-media (collaborating with Woodward's engineering group), the final design was permitted, built and occupied as of October, 2011.

47,000 SF with USGBC LEED Silver rating. This building featured in magazines in 2011-12. Great job Woodward team!

Aug 2009 - Aug 2010

WATG, Orlando, FL, US, Design Consultant - then Project Designer for International resorts

The world's top hospitality, leisure and entertainment design firm with my projects in Maldives, Middle East, Ukraine, Latin America, N. Africa, and US, including developing WATG branding

Sep 2007 - Sep 2008

Sater Group, Bonita Springs, FL, US, Director of Design

25 year old Company with over 450 awards for design excellence.
My role was second in charge of office and production department and leader of custom work and large-scale projects.

Jun 2004 - Aug 2007

EPI Corporation / United Rehab Corp, Louisville, KY, US, Lead Project Designer
Owner, Architect & developer of Hospitals and Assisted Living facilities.
3700 Employees

I was in charge of both master-planning down to millwork details of each hospital, when other key employees pursued other interests. 5 hospitals were designed with 2 others planned when I left.

Oct 1998 - Jun 2003


University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US, Bachelors, Architecture & Real Estate

Received an Assoc. Degree in Real Estate, while working as Research Analyst for Galloway Appraisals in Lexington, KY (1993-95).

Aug 1990 - May 1995


Total Redesign of Cabrini Green - Chicago Tribune, Honorable Mention

4th Place worldwide of 210 entries. We were college students competing against Architecture + Planning firms.
My artwork was published in Architecture & Progressive Architecture magazines (09/93).


Areas of Specialization