Dakota Swainson

Dakota Swainson

Brooklyn, NY, US



Although architecture is my main endeavor, I am always looking for an opportunity to learn and explore different ideas and skills.  Currently I am looking to apply what I’ve learned into any situation where I can maximize my training experience and tailor my skill-sets.


Koutsomitis Architects PC • RKK&G Museum Consultants, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect/Draftsman

• Produced complete and detailed drawing sets for reviews, revisions & submissions
• Participated in the schematic design, design development and construction
document phases of various projects within New York City
• Obtained and applied an understanding of NYC Building Codes (2008 & 2014),
2010 ADA Standards, 2008 NYC Fire Code & CSI MasterFormat
• Obtained a proficiency in drafting clear and organized construction details
• Created presentation boards for various client presentations
• Participated in various surveys and existing condition reports
• Accompanied principle-in-charge and project managers on site visits, client meetings,
presentations and consultant meetings
• Assisted with product and material research

Jun 2013 - current

Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, LLP, New York, NY, US, Summer Intern

Archived shop drawings and other project related documents
Produced scaled and detailed models for client presentations

Jul 2010 - Aug 2010

Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, LLP, New York, NY, US, Summer Intern

• Coordinated and participated in meeting various product vendors.
• Collected and organized product and material samples.
• Updated and catalogued product literature
• Drafted furniture floor plans
• Created mock-up models for client presentations
• Accompanied interior designer and architects to on-site visits
• Delivered various drawings and documents to collaborating firms

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2008 - May 2013


Pratt Institute School of Architecture: 2013 Degree Project Awards Review, Award

Professors: David Maestres & Adam Elstein
Partner: Nicolas Mariscal


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