Dutch MacDonald is COO at MAYA Design, a human-centered design and technology consultancy, where he focuses on the intersection of people, technology, and the physical world. Mr. MacDonald is a registered architect in both Pennsylvania and New York. He practiced architecture for more than 17 years, most recently as vice president at EDGE Studio, a respected Pittsburgh-based architectural practice. Along the way, he became fascinated with what sets great creative endeavors apart operationally and how business can use design thinking as a differentiator. Mr. MacDonald’s degree in architecture is from Carnegie Mellon University, where he is an adjunct associate professor. He also studied at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he lived and worked. He was a fellow at the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh, completing executive seminars in 2003 and 2004.