DARIO MCPHEE

Indovina Associates Architects

SAY IT LOUD - Pennsylvania Exhibitor

Pennsylvania Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired simply knowing that there is still so much to learn. Architecture is an ever-evolving profession. In order to keep up one has to put in the work. I strive to better myself professionally by learning from others and from past mistakes.

DARIO MCPHEE

Bio:

Dario earned an M.Arch from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida in 2013. Previously, Dario attended Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, where in 2010 he obtained his BS in Architecture. Dario has work experience in both his native country- The Bahamas, and the United States, dating as far back as 2003. He has experience in all aspects of architecture and has worked on many different building typologies; namely multi-family housing, hotels, hospitality and cultural.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I first took interest in high school. It wasn’t until my final year that I had to decide my college major. I blindly chose Architecture. Once in college, I learned more about the profession and it has been my passion ever since.

What do you do?

As a project architect I am responsible for managing projects from start to finish. This includes, but is not limited to design, planning, coordination and construction administration.

What excites you in the work you do?

Collaboration with colleagues excites me. Working in a bubble is quite possibly the worst thing an architect can do. I love getting input from any and every one willing to provide it.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired simply knowing that there is still so much to learn. Architecture is an ever-evolving profession. In order to keep up one has to put in the work. I strive to better myself professionally by learning from others and from past mistakes.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I am most proud of my perseverance in the profession. My path wasn’t the easiest, but it surely makes for a more interesting dinner table story.

Featured Project Name: 

Lumiere

 

Featured Project Location: 

350 Oliver Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Winter 2020

Role in Featured Project: 

Architect

 

Featured Project Description:

The project is a 17 story commercial mixed use building located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. The first 7 levels comprise of a parking garage with tenant spaces at the ground level. A 9 story condominium tower sits atop the parking garage with a party terrace and pet run at level 17. The parking garage is precast construction and the condo tower uses structural steel and metal stud framing. The building is clad with aluminum metal panels.

Photography Credit:

Carl Walker Construction, Indovina Associates Architects

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