DOMINICK HART, AIA
Born in South Carolina and raised in Kentucky, Dom received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy Cum Laude from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky in 1988. After working as a carpenter for a year, Dom moved to Syracuse where he attended University College as a part-time student for a year before enrolling in the Masters of Architecture program at Syracuse University, where he graduated in 1994. While at Syracuse, Dom was awarded three academic merit scholarships, was a teaching assistant for several courses, spent a semester in Florence Italy and received a Dean’s Citation for his Masters Thesis.
After graduation, Dom moved to Dallas where he worked for HOK and then for Ibanez Architecture. In 1997, he joined Pierce Goll Architecture where he helped author a competition-winning entry for the Dallas Nature Center. Dom spent four of his eight years in Texas with Gideon Toal (now Bennet Benner Partners) in Fort Worth where he collaborated on projects that received an Honor Award, three Merit Awards and a Citation from the local chapter of the AIA.
In 2002 Dom moved to Chicago to work for Wheeler Kearns Architects. While there he served as Project Architect for four homes on Lake Michigan in St. Joseph, Covert and Lakeside, Michigan.
In 2010, Dom established DHA, an architectural practice which collaborates with other architects, engineers, designers and builders to assist clients with the delivery of projects of various types, scale and scope with a focus on residential as well as small commercial and institutional spaces.
Dom lives in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood with his wife, a photographer. He likes to play basketball and tries to play guitar. His oldest son is a Midshipman, First Class at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Long Island, New York. His 2nd of two sons is a Senior at Nicholas Senn Public High School in Chicago.