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e are an idea-based firm. We can pivot off of any design problem and I think the program is really just a vehicle to test ideas,” said Dwayne MacEwen, AIA, principal and creative director at DMAC Architecture P.C. in Evanston, Illinois. “Whether it is a hospital or a restaurant, I think you need to understand how it functions and it works, but it is still a vehicle to test some ideas and what is a good design for that particular problem or space.” DMAC Architecture P.C., or DMAC, is a full-service architecture firm with more than 20 years of experience delivering innovative and custom tailored designs to clients from graphics and interiors, to custom furniture and architectural structures across a range of markets. Leveraging a holistic approach and a philosophy that architecture

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contains the arts, DMAC has developed a portfolio of award-winning and notable projects working with clients, such as: Mario Tricoci, Lamborghini, Rivers Casino and Resort, Rolls Royce, Porsche, Elizabeth Arden, Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen, Ilani Casino Resort, Roka Akor, and Midtown Athletic Club, among others. Led by MacEwen, DMAC’s team of architects and designers believe each project has the ability to generate its own style and idea development takes precedence over dependence on style typology. “I think to get that really true, emotional experience into a space, it needs to somehow move beyond taste: be rooted in the overall concepts. That is something we strive to do in every project,” MacEwen said. “I think clients are really coming to us for this sort of creative expertise, knowing we are good

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