Substance Architecture


Dakota Smith Assoc. AIA

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Dakota Smith defines design success as a pursuit that persuades individuals to be their best version of themselves. Dakota has a knack for exploring human comfort and built form across a variety of scales. He enjoys zooming into nuts-and-bolts details as well as zooming out to site plan issues, all in a days’ work. Numerous exhibitions and installations have featured his photography, which has examined relationships between seemingly unrelated objects as well as his appreciation for the lifecycle of trees. His appreciation for practices adjacent to architecture extends to furniture and film. His prior experience as Adjunct Professor meant appreciation for divergent perspectives and leading the synthesis of ideas, which he also applies to daily practice.

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