Dominium Hires Joel Otto As In-House Architect

Corporate News

Newly created position enables company to better maintain design standards for new construction and rehab projects

Dominium, a leading apartment development and management company, today announced that it has hired Joel Otto as the company’s new in-house architect at its Plymouth, Minn. headquarters.

In this newly created position, Otto will be responsible for managing the company’s outside design teams to ensure designs adhere to its standards.  In addition, he will be in charge of quality control of all construction documents and for maintaining Dominium’s design standards.

“As Dominium continues to grow and we do more new construction projects and renovations of existing properties, it became increasingly important to have in-house architectural experience,” said Mark Moorhouse, partner and senior vice president.  “Having Joel on staff will enable us to have more control over the design process and ensure our construction and design standards are maintained.”

Prior to joining Dominium, Otto most recently worked in a construction administration position at BKV Group where he was responsible for managing the construction processes.  In addition, he was responsible for responding to contractor and end user coordination issues during construction, reviewing payment applications, conducting construction administration procedures and compiling project closeout materials and punch list preparation.

Previously, Otto also held positions at BCE Engineers, ICI Design Group, Inc., Walsh Bishop Associates, Vanman Companies, WAI Continuum and Close Associates.

Otto received a Bachelor of Construction Management/Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota and an Associate of Architectural Technology degree from Minneapolis Technical College. Otto currently resides in Richfield, Minn.