For more than two decades, Wendy Dunnam Tita has sought to integrate innovation and forward-thinking strategy with exceptional design quality. She is a Page Principal, Design Director and one of the firm’s market leaders for the Housing and Hospitality market sector.
As an architect, Wendy champions the conversation between design, craft, and people to advance and nurture this essential collaboration, and to enrich the human experience of architecture and its making. She has deep experience developing sustainable design thinking in projects ranging from intimate residential spaces to large and complex public works and has conducted original research and developed designs and standards adopted as sustainable models.
Recently published and award-winning projects include boutique hotels such as The Ruby Hotel, luxury single-family homes like Torcasso Residence in Santa Fe, multiple multi-use residential buildings dotting the downtown Austin skyline, and unique and sustainable corporate offices such as Austin Energy’s new headquarters. She is a trusted partner and collaborator and has been featured in Texas Architect Magazine’s “Collaboration and Craftsmen” for her work to authentically integrate designs by local makers into all types of projects.
Wendy fosters healthy team environments with an emphasis on mentoring and staff development. Her dedication to education extends outside the office in her relationship with The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. In 1999, Wendy assisted in curriculum development for the Interior Design program. For the following six years, she taught design studios and a lecture course, and today, Wendy continues to support the school as a visiting critic.
Wendy is a licensed architect and, in 2018 she was inducted into the American Institute or Architects College of Fellows. She is also a LEED accredited professional.
Her service to the community includes:
2022 President-elect, Pease Park Conservancy
2022 Cultural Trust Advisory Committee, Austin Economic Development Corporation
2021 Nominations Committee, Texas Society of Architects
2018 President, AIA Austin
2018 Chair, WiA Roundtable education series focused on increasing authorship recognition for women and their work
2017 Chair, AIA Women in Architecture “Shape the Conversation” Exhibit and Events Series
2017 Member, team to create a new AIA Austin Young Leaders Program to support leadership development for Austin architects that began in 2018