Dakota has studied architecture and design in the United States, Denmark, and, most recently, Scotland. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri and a master’s degree from the University of Strachclyde, both accompanied with honors. After finishing her master’s in 2018, she joined Keppie as a Part II designer.
Dakota has worked in a 3-person office as well as a 100-person office, and a few in-between. She is a fan of analogue design development and enjoys model-making, sketching, and painting. In 2017, she and her team won the Making Places Student Design Competition in Glasgow, and in 2016 she was awarded the Kenneth R. Fuller Scholarship for community-focused design initiative.
End-of-life architecture is an easy conversation starter – Dakota spent her final thesis year investigating cultural and spatial responses to death and memorial.