Since starting the firm in 1981, John di Domenico has directed the design of the firm’s public and private sector projects. His overall approach to leading the design and management process is rooted in practical and academic experience. As founding principal, Harvard Design School graduate, Fulbright Scholar, professor at the New York Institute of Technology, and Board Member of the Washington Architectural Foundation, John has developed a studio-office environment in which principal-led group involvement in architectural and planning projects evolves into project-long development of ideas and management strategies. John currently directs and develops projects focusing on the design and adaptive reuse of memorable spaces for public and private activity. In 2013, he was awarded the Sydney L. Strauss Award from the New York Society of Architects for outstanding achievement for the benefit of the architectural profession.
John is also an avid painter, often creating visual commentary on current studio architecture and urban design projects.