Abby Dacey

Abby Dacey

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Principal

“I love that every day of my professional life is different – and yet creativity is the key to all the work that I do. I see a future where bold steps – like partnering with health providers, inviting professionals into maker spaces, and incorporating birth-to-5 learning – will transform our schools into centers of community.”

Abby has 18 years of experience working with public and private institutions on campus and building design. She works with clients to find long-term solutions to complex challenges. She is adept at bringing together the voices from the client, user groups, contractor, and jurisdiction, all while ensuring that the design team has the resources to develop the right solution. With each project, she involves students’ voices and creates opportunities for them to learn more about building and design from the process.

Abby was a founding member of Architects Without Borders – Oregon, which provides pro-bono design services for communities in need. She has also served on the AIA-Portland board of directors and currently sits on the Architecture Foundation of Oregon board. With her professional work and service to the community, Abby advocates for design solutions that create stronger communities.

Abby has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from The Catholic University of America, and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a registered architect in Oregon.

adacey@mahlum.com