Kevin Dumain, Architect, AIA, Associate

Santa Barbara

Kevin Dumain received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cal Poly SLO, followed by architectural studies in France, and a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture Preservation and Planning. During his final semester he traveled to Istanbul as part of a cross-cultural design studio co-sponsored by the Aga Kahn Foundation.

Kevin joined DesignARC in 1990 and is an associate with extensive experience in entitlements, design, construction documents, and construction administration. Some of his most memorable projects have included a compressed earthblock passive solar house; a seaside Italianesque residence; a Salvation Army rescue mission; and multiple affordable housing projects.

He and his wife Jill have recently completed construction of their own house. With DesignARC, Kevin has recently completed the Boating Instructional Safety Center for Cal State Channel Islands. Current projects include the reconstruction of the West Campus Faculty House project at UCSB, and the Master Plan for the Montecito Family YMCA.

A lifetime sailor, Kevin has competed on the local and national level in dinghies and keelboats. In 1999 he took up paragliding, but he’s more likely to be found these days working in his garden, traveling with his wife, or wine tasting.


Columbia University

Graduate School of Architecture Preservation & Planning
Master of Science in Architecture and Building Design

Ecole d’Art Americaines de Fontainebleau

Fontainbleau, France
Mention Tres Bien-Architecture

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Bachelor of Architecture

Professional Affiliates

Architect, California License Number C30446570

American Institute of Architects