IMANI DIXON 

Gensler (previously) 

Muller2 (currently)

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Illinois Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My peers actually inspire me the most. I’m surrounded by so many people around my age who have accom- plished so many great things and have so much po- tential ahead of them. That drive is infectious and has made me even more enthusiastic about my work.

Imani Dixon

Bio:

Imani Dixon is an Architectural Designer from Ohio with experience primarily in Education, Workplace, and Critical Facilities project types. Prior to moving to Chicago, she received her B.S. of Architecture from Bowling Green State University and Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati. Imani is passionate about paying it forward and serves as leadership in several youth engagement programs including the I-NOMA Project Pipeline Summer Camp, I-NOMA Design Build, and ACE Chicago.

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 learned about architecture from a friend in middle school who mentioned pursuing it. Given my tendency to put my head down and be wrapped up in whatever kind of (meticulous) art I made, I decided that architecture was for me.

What do you do?

My day to day work is that of a Project Architect which includes design development for future construction projects, coordination work with consultants and my internal team, communication with clients, and pre- sentations to inform design decisions.

What excites you in the work you do?

I really love being able to see my designs and hard work being fully realized after completion; even the small details that you spend so much time on make a big difference in the outcome. It’s a really proud mo- ment that never gets old.

 

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My peers actually inspire me the most. I’m surrounded by so many people around my age who have accom- plished so many great things and have so much po- tential ahead of them. That drive is infectious and has made me even more enthusiastic about my work.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

My proudest professional accomplishment was the completion of the Architectural Registration Exam this year-- it’s something I had been building up to for the past 10 years and finally being able to call myself an Architect is so exciting.

Featured Project Name: 

Plumbers Local 130 Office Renovation

 

Featured Project Location: 

Chicago, IL

Featured Project Completion Date: 

August 2019

Role in Featured Project: 

Technical Designer

 

Featured Project Description:

Located in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago, IL, the Plumbers Local 130 Union Building is a traditional, 1920s Art Deco style building which was the inspiration for this office suite renovation-- blending the traditional with contemporary by use of materials such as marble, terrazzo, and walnut with copper and bronze accents. The office area includes 15 individual offices with a supporting break area/ kitchenette, 3 conference rooms, 2 restrooms, and an executive board room suite.

 

Photography Credit:

Imani Dixon / Sara Catania / Jessica Gracey, Gensler

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