Professional Profile: Dylan Smith 2019

Dylan Smith

Name: Dylan Smith

Title: Associate, Project Architect

Company: SWBR

Location: 309 S. Franklin St., Syracuse, NY

Birthplace: Portland, OR

Education: Syracuse University, School of Architecture

First job outside of real estate: Dishwasher/busboy 

First job in real estate or allied field: Intern architect 

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I am currently an architect and project manager on multifamily housing and higher education projects. I look to specialize in high-performance buildings as our industry faces the challenges of a changing climate. 

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Being active outdoors; walking my dog, trail running, beach volleyball, and hiking in the Adirondacks on the weekends. 

Favorite book or author: Malcolm Gladwell and Michael Pollan

Favorite movie: “Charade”

Last song you downloaded? Spafford

One word to describe your work environment: Collaborative

Rules to live by in business: Know your values and be open to understanding others. 

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? John Muir on the summit of a mountain. 

What is your dream job? Architect without a budget.