Dwayne MacEwen, AIA, founded DMAC Architecture in 1995 and spearheads the studio’s design team as Creative Director and Principal. The son of a builder from Prince Edward Island, Canada, MacEwen comes to architecture through construction. His pragmatic preparation for his career in architecture remains important in the structural and functional integrity of his designs. He consistently seeks and responds to opportunities for design innovation that is not confined by style. Instead, MacEwen takes a user-centered approach combined with observations of contemporary living and working styles in order to create spaces that fulfill the client’s needs while maintaining the highest architectural standards.
MacEwen's vast project history ranges from health clubs, hotels, restaurants, casinos and spas. Most recently, MacEwen spearheaded the $85 million revamp of Chicago’s Midtown Athletic Club and Hotel, transforming what was the largest indoor tennis club in the country to the largest lifestyle club in the country. With Midtown's expansion, not only did MacEwen change the game in the hospitality industry, but it also revitalized three adjoining neighborhoods outside of Chicago’s Loop recently considered an industrial district. Other notable projects include satellite Midtown Athletic Clubs (multiple locations), Rivers Casinos (multiple locations), Greenwood American Kitchen & Bar (Highwood, IL), Michael Jordan’s Restaurant (Oak Brook, IL), Roka Akor (Chicago), Doc B's Restaurant + Bar (multiple locations), Anthony Cristiano Salon (Chicago) and Eno Wine Bar (Washington, DC). With an array of exciting, high profile projects on the horizon, MacEwen and his team will continue to shake up modern architecture with a focus on innovation, art and perfection.