Dana Smith

Dana Smith

Senior Associate, Director of Business Development

Dana joined Johnson Fain in 2007 and oversees Business Development activities for the firm. He manages proposal responses, consultant identification, new business prospects and client stewardship. Dana’s extensive knowledge of the industry, partnered with his personal skills and analytical talents are valuable assets to Johnson Fain.

Dana attended the University of Southern California School of Architecture, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture and was recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi Medal.

Prior to joining Johnson Fain, Dana was the Assistant to the Dean at the USC School of Architecture for Projects & Programs. His diverse responsibilities included the development, launching and management of numerous programs including: Undergraduate Recruitment, Alumni Development, Career Development, High School Exploration of Architecture and the Institute of Professional Development. Dana was also responsible for the school’s facilities, lectures and exhibits programs, photography lab, graphics and publications. He also directed the school’s support organizations, the USC Architectural Guild and Board of Councilors.


  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Southern California, 1981