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About Dakota Development

Transforming Spaces, Inspiring Lives

At Dakota Development, we believe that architecture and interior design have the power to transform spaces and inspire lives. We are driven by the vision of creating environments that go beyond aesthetic appeal – spaces that resonate with the unique needs, aspirations, and lifestyles of our clients.

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Joe Faust (President)

Joe faust serves as president of dakota development and has over 30 years of large scale hospitality, restaurant & nightlife development experience.

Faust is involved in every aspect of the development process including branding, design, and construction. He specializes in hand picking designers and excels in his ability to translate designers' visions into cost-effective reality. Under his direction, Dakota Development have successfully delivered notable projects such as SLS Hotels in Beverly Hills, South Beach, and Las Vegas; as well as Redbury Hotels in Hollywood and Miami. Joe has also built dozens of the nations hottest restaurants and nightlife venues including Katsuya by Starck, Bazaar by Jose Andres,The Sayers Club, and Hyde Lounge.

Prior to starting Dakota Development, Faust spent 15 years at the Hyatt Hotels Corporation, where he directed the development and renovation of 40 hotels and timeshare projects in the U.S. and Caribbean totaling over $1 billion dollars.

Joe graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business.

Core Values in Architecture & Interior Design at Dakota Development


We are committed to the pursuit of excellence in every aspect of architecture and interior design. From the conceptualization of ideas to the execution of projects, we strive for the highest standards to deliver spaces that transcend expectations.


Embracing creativity and innovation, we consistently push the boundaries of design to create environments that are not only visually stunning but also pioneering in their functionality and technological integration.


Integrity is the foundation of our practice. We operate with transparency, honesty, and ethical conduct, ensuring that our clients, partners, and team members can trust us to uphold the highest moral and professional standards.


We recognize the responsibility we bear towards the environment and future generations. Sustainability is woven into the fabric of our designs, and we are dedicated to implementing eco-friendly practices and materials whenever possible.


Great designs are born from collaboration. We foster a culture of open communication, teamwork, and knowledge sharing, both internally within our team and externally with our valued clients and partners.

Budget Consciousness

We understand the value of financial resources. While striving for excellence, we are mindful of budgets and work diligently to optimize resources without compromising on quality.

Team Members

At Dakota Development, we don't just build spaces we craft experiences. Join us in redefining the possibilities of architecture and interior design.

Eve Werbe

Chief Financial Officer
Robin Mackay

Robin Mackay

Vice President
Tom Mauri

Tom Mauri

Vice President


Vice President , Design & Development


Project Manager


Project Manager


Executive Assistant & Purchaser

Functionality Redefined

Our commitment to functionality goes hand-in-hand with our dedication to aesthetics. We believe that a well-designed space should not only look stunning but also function seamlessly. Dakota Development employs a holistic approach that integrates form and function, creating spaces that are not only visually captivating but also highly practical.


Technological Innovation

Embracing the latest advancements in technology, Dakota Development ensures that every project is equipped with cutting-edge solutions. From smart home integration to sustainable building practices, we leverage technology to enhance the living experience while also prioritizing environmental consciousness.


Budget Optimization

We recognize the importance of achieving excellence within budget constraints. Dakota Development is adept at optimizing resources without compromising on quality. Our transparent and collaborative approach to budget management ensures that our clients receive exceptional value for their investment.

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