Dana Wernimont, AIA, LEED Green Associate
Dana Wernimont, AIA, LEED Green Associate

Dana has been with Design Alliance since 2013. She brings strong people and project skills to every project. In her time at the firm, she has led several projects and displayed excellent design, technical, cost control, and graphic presentation skills.

What are you likely to be doing on Friday after a good week at Design Alliance?
Walking or hiking with our golden retriever thru nearby trails or state parks, hit up a local brewery/winery with friends.

What do you like the most about living in the Des Moines area?
As someone who moved here, eclectic style, artistic community support, up and coming restaurants and social events. Mix of small town big city feel.

What part of your job gives you the most personal satisfaction?
Being able to see how projects I work on have made a positive impact on the community, or to the individuals who were in need of the service. I also love problem solving. Being able to resolve pieces of a complex puzzle to meet the unique needs of clients is rewarding.

What was the first career you thought you would go into as a child?
Dolphin trainer, yes a dolphin trainer seemed like a wonderful idea after my first trip to SeaWorld at age 8.

Where would you choose to live: by the ocean, in the mountains or in the woods?
Woods, for sure (with a possible lake nearby)