Dayton Schroeter

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As Vice President and Design Director for the firm, Dayton brings 20 years of experience championing ‘Design Justice’ advocacy. One of his most notable projects is the Richmond National Slavery Museum at the Lumpkin’s Slave Jail Site. "It is undoubtedly one of the most humbling and important projects I’ve worked on in my career," Dayton remarks. "A project with this much emotion and historical complexity really highlights the importance of active listening, truth-telling and story-telling in shaping the spatial experiences that empower communities”.  He also serves as a leader for the firm’s Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, leading design projects that address the systematic injustice that architecture and planning have perpetuated for historically disenfranchised communities of color. He is currently leading Anti-racism efforts for different projects throughout the country. In his personal time, Dayton is eager to seek out new experiences. After completing a big project, he says, "I jump on a plane and go somewhere I’ve never been and venture to do something I’ve never done.