Karina Santos Dayton

Associate AIA, MBA Senior Project Coordinator

Hello, I am Karina Santos Dayton. I have over 20 years of experience in the Architecture Design and Construction field. I have been fortunate to work in various project markets, including healthcare, multi-family, and retail projects to theme park design. I have grown partial to healthcare design; I enjoy every aspect of the design process and even managing projects.

I was born in Santo Domingo and moved to New York as a child, and graduated from Parsons School of Design with a bachelor’s in architecture and environmental design. It was a privilege to start my architecture career working on various renovations in New York City. I later decided to move to Florida for an opportunity to work on other projects and to take advantage of the beautiful weather. Finally, I decided to pursue an Executive Masters in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida to gain different perspectives on my career in architecture.
Personally, I am most proud of being called a mother of four. I have a beautiful, blended family and a wonderfully supportive husband. My hobbies include photography and traveling. We love to travel, and having older children allows us to plan quick trips; we are always looking for places to visit and explore, ready for the next adventure!