Profile

Ms. Dawn Zuber, FAIA

Owner,
Studio Z Architecture

Contact Details

Studio Z Architecture
Plymouth, MI

Bio

Dawn Zuber, FAIA, has been providing professional architectural services since 1986. Past projects include residential, commercial, health care, entertainment, and retail architecture.

Dawn Zuber is a licensed architect in Michigan and Ohio. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

In 2000, Zuber was president of the Huron Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and she served as president of NARI of Southeast Michigan in 2008 and 2009. In addition, she has served on the boards of directors of the Michigan Society of the American Institute of Architects, the Michigan Architectural Foundation, and the Washtenaw Remodelors Council. She was a founding member of the Green Building Committee at the Home Builders Association of Washtenaw County and served as co-chair of that committee for three years. She founded the Green Remodeling Committee at NARI of Southeast Michigan in 2006 served as its chair for one year. She served as chair of the planning committee for Remodel Green, a conference and expo in southeast Michigan. Zuber has spoken about green building techniques and residential design issues to local groups, and has taught several sections of the NARI Green Education Program for remodeling professionals.

As owner of Studio Z Architecture, Zuber combines an extensive knowledge of residential construction and green building practices with a high level of personal service, providing comprehensive, custom residential architectural services for her clients.

Education

University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
B. Arch., 1991
Architecture
1984 To 1991

Job History

Studio Z Architecture
Owner
Plymouth, MI, United States
October 1997 - present

Archetype Inc.
Architect
Ann Arbor, MI, United States
September 1996 - August 1997

Van Goor Architects
Architect
Ann Arbor, MI, United States
August 1994 - September 1996

RSL Commercial Architecture
Intern Architect
Cincinnati, OH, United States
January 1993 - July 1994

William C. Hub
Co-Op Student
Covington, KY, United States
September 1991 - July 1992

Pressler Finn Bode
Co-Op Student
Cincinnati, OH, United States
September 1990 - December 1990

RWA Architects
Co-Op student
Cincinnati, OH, United States
August 1988 - June 1990

Honors and Awards

Built Green Achievement Award
Homebuilders Association of Washtenaw County (HBA WC)
2006

Young Architect Award
AIA Huron Valley Chapter
2003

Specialties

  • Architectural Design
  • Bidding / Negotiation
  • Construction Documentation: Drawings
  • Contract Administration
  • Observation Services
  • Programming
  • Site Analysis and Selection
  • Space Schematics / Flow Diagrams
  • Sustainable Building Design

Affiliations

  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

Interests

  • Besides helping people to make their homes fit who they are, I also enjoy reading books and singing in an amateur band called "Bitter Regrets." I also make jewelry from polymer clay.