As Digital Director, Dutch MacDonald leads a highly-skilled, interdisciplinary team that works at the intersection of complex, information-rich technology and human experience.
He previously served as the company’s chief operating officer for over 6 years. During his tenure, he established a strong track record of year-over-year growth, operational excellence, and client diversification, while also leading MAYA’s Creative Environment consulting practice.
Dutch is key in maintaining MAYA’s unique culture among a rapidly changing world, preserving the curiosity, engagement, and passion that drives employee happiness and productivity levels. As a result, the company has been recognized as a “Top Small Company to Work For in America” by Inc. Magazine, Fortune Small Business, and Entrepreneur Magazine.
Dutch spearheaded the company’s recent move to Downtown Pittsburgh. He assured that the design of the space aligned with MAYA’s creative culture, garnering awards from the Pittsburgh chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the Master Builders’ Association.
Prior to joining MAYA, Dutch practiced architecture for more than 17 years, and was vice president at EDGE Studio, one of the Pittsburgh region’s most respected and creative architectural practices. He has been featured in publications such as Dwell, Fast Company, Architectural Record, and Metropolitan Home, and has exhibited his work at the Heinz Architectural Center and Florida Atlantic University. Dutch’s video and installation work has been shown at Pittsburgh’s Mattress Factory and at CMU’s Frame Gallery.
Dutch currently serves as the immediate past president of the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and serves on the Governance Board of America Makes. He is a registered architect in both Pennsylvania and New York.
BA Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University
Architectural Studies, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, University of Pittsburgh
Being an empathetic leader. I have a deep understanding of high-performance
teams, and use empathy to support a collaborative culture for innovation.
Outside of MAYA
You can find me sculling in a single on the Allegheny.
Quote That Inspires Me
“We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.”
-R. Buckminster Fuller