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Dominique M. Hawkins, faia, ncarb, leed ap

In 1995, Dominique established PDP as a planning and design practice focusing exclusively on offering high-quality professional services for clients with nationally significant historic sites and buildings. From small projects, such as the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service at Philadelphia University to multi-million dollar undertakings, such as the Cincinnati Union Terminal, Dominique's work has maintained the highest standards of planning, design and preservation, resulting in long-lasting relationships, some of which span for over a decade of continuous involvement and service.

One of the unique dimensions in Dominique's portfolio is her nationally recognized and pioneering work in developing Design Guidelines for historic communities and districts throughout the country, including the 14 Historic Districts of New Orleans; Newton, Massachusetts; Oak Park, Illinois and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to name a few. Through this work, Dominique has developed unique skills in working with client groups, stakeholders and community leaders in shaping projects, achieving consensus and reaching conclusions in an efficient way.

Dominique's biggest strength, however, is her ability to organize a project and systematically sequence a well-structured approach to reach a successful conclusion. Some of the most recognizable projects that have benefited from her organizational and execution skills include: the preparation of the Master Plan for the Cincinnati Museum Center at the Cincinnati Union Terminal; the preparation of Construction Documents for the Virginia State Capitol (as consultant to HillierARCHITECTURE); the documentation of the Jeffersonian Millwork at the Virginia State Capitol; and the coordination of the Construction Documents for the refurbishment of the three iconic buildings at Independence National Historical Park.

Dominique has served as the Preservation Officer for the Lower Merion Township (1997 - 2014) and Morris County, NJ (2003 - present), chairs the Architectural Committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission and is a member of the full Historical Commission. Her work has been recognized with several preservation and design awards.