Dustin Bonanno, CSI, CDT

Draftsman & Designer

Dustin Bonanno

Contact Information


Dustin arrived at his place in the design world at Tipton Associates through a diverse path that included high school drafting, courses in art and sculpture as well as physics and astronomy in college, and ultimately receiving a practical computer-aided design/drafting degree.

He appreciates courageous works that place dark and shadow in dramatic contrast to the common architectural opposite of light. Another of our technology resources, Dustin strives to stay current with digital modeling and BIM technologies as tools for building design and performance. He is also involved with CSI and is an office asset for specification writing and development, with experience in various project types including education, wellness, civic, and dining. Dustin’s affinity for sci-fi/fantasy novels, cooking, and creating art, generate a profound undercurrent in his daily work.


  • Associate Degree, Science: Design & Drafting ITT Technical College 2007


  • CSI Member No. 1025556


  • Joined Tipton in August, 2007

News Stories


  • Johnson Commons West Renovation, University of Mississippi
    University, MS
  • Fresh Food Company, Mississippi State University
    Partnership with JH&H Architects
    Starkville, MS
  • Penland Hall, Baylor University
    Waco, TX
  • Benson Center Renovation, Wake Forest University
    Winston-Salem, NC
  • Retail & Dining Improvements, Albany State University
    Albany, GA
  • Norton Student Center Renovation, Birmingham Southern College
    Birmingham, AL
  • Fresh Food Company, Eastern Kentucky University
    Richmond, KY
  • Heritage Hall Enhancements, Jackson State University
    Jackson, MS
  • McCallie Hall Renovations, Middle Tennessee State University
    Murfreesboro, TN
  • Real Food on Campus Renovation, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    Chattanooga, TN
  • Crosby Residence Hall Deli Renovation, University of Mississippi
    University, MS
  • Dining & Retail Improvements, University of Texas at San Antonio
    San Antonio, TX
  • Student Union Build Out, University of Memphis
    Memphis, TN
  • Presidential & Volunteer Hall Dining Renovations, University of Tennessee
    Knoxville, TN
  • McGlothlin Student Center, Abilene Christian University
    Abilene, TX

* denotes work completed prior to joining Tipton Associates