About Us

STUDIO dnk was founded on the belief that there is a better way to build.

It is a process that brings the Client, Architect, Engineers, and Contractor together in a collaborative environment that fulfills the Client's vision within budget, while respecting the environment. 

Dimitris Klapsis, the principal of STUDIOdnk, is a licensed Architect in California  and the European Union, and  a LEED Accredited Professional.  He received his Master's degree in architecture from the University of Southern California.

Dimitris is a member of the board for USGBC – Los Angeles Chapter, where he chairs the Green Schools Committee.

Mr. Klapsis’ twenty-year plus project experience includes a diverse set of architectural solutions from single-family home additions to large commercial and public buildings, such as the Del Mar Station in Pasadena, a Congress for the New Urbanism award-winning mixed-use transit development; the new Metrolink commuter station in Santa Clarita; the $750 million Arrowhead Medical Center in San Bernardino County, and the new City of Glendale Police Facility. His dedication to sustainable design solutions has been vital to such projects as the Robert Redford Building for the Natural Resources Defense Council, LEED Platinum-rated, and the Taylor Yard Parcel “C” Master Plan, a 24-acre mixed-use LEED for Neighborhood Development project in Los Angeles. 

A vocal advocate for green strategies in the urban context, he is currently the chair of the Pacific Regional Task Force for LEED for Neighborhood Development. Mr. Klapsis was involved in publishing the Los Angeles edition of Green Map, an interactive planner that highlights the city’s natural and sustainable locales and transit options for the everyday consumer (  His presentations on sustainability include the Congress for New Urbanism X, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, the Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo, the United States Green Building Council Annual Members Summit, the Natural Resources Defense Council Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), and the Green California Schools Summit. Currently he is teaching the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design course at UCLA Extension.