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Engineering | Architecture | Planning

TKDA Hires Design Technology Manager

Dawn Wirtz is the new design technology manager at TKDA, an employee-owned provider of engineering, architectural and planning consulting services.

In this newly created position, Dawn collaborates with TKDA’s production staff to develop, maintain and continuously evaluate the firm’s standards, user capabilities and current technologies.

Before coming to TKDA, she served as BIM/CAD manager as well as structural designer and drafter for several architectural firms. She also taught classes in AutoCAD and Revit for more than a decade and is an adjunct faculty member at Anoka Technical College.

“I’ve always had an interest in the architecture, engineering and construction field,” Dawn said. “I’ve been lucky enough in my career to have employers that allowed me to explore some of these avenues.”

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Minnesota School of Business and an Associate of Applied Science in architectural drafting and design from Northwest Technical Institute in Eden Prairie. She is Autodesk certified.

“We are very pleased to have Dawn join the firm,” said Xai Xiong, Chief Information Officer. “Her breadth of experience in the technology, design and teaching fields, and her enthusiasm for sharing her knowledge, will serve TKDA very well.”