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ENR's Top Young Professionals of 2021

January 11, 2021

Congratulations to Kate Barone Dimock and Juan Dorado, who have both been recognized by ENR Southwest as 2021 Top Young Professionals. The honor is awarded to the "Top 20 Under 40" in the design and construction industry. Winners are selected based on leadership, experience, and community service. See the full list of ENR Southwest 2021 Top Young Professionals.

Kate Barone Dimock, IIDA leads D/P/S's interior design studio and manages a team of 17 interior designers located across Arizona, New Mexico, and West Texas. 

Kate is a "doer-seller" who oversees and mentors her team, leads business development for the interior design practice while also managing the firm's interior projects.

A former TEDxABQ speaker, Kate continues to share her knowledge about the impact of good design through published case studies and by hosting webinars on the future of working in a post-COVID world. 

Growing up on a farm in a small town in New Mexico continues to influence Juan Dorado's work as an architect. He uses his background and insights into rural and remote areas to create significant projects that perfectly fit small communities. 

Today, Juan is a project manager on the $58-million, fast track design-build project for the Bureau of Indian Affairs that includes a new K-8 school, a student dorm, teacher housing, and a fire station in the small community of Lukachukai, Arizona.

Juan has served in leadership positions on the Carlsbad Main Street board of directors, Carlsbad Rotary International, and Carlsbad Medical Center board of trustees.