Indigo River is a certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) committed to helping our society evolve together with our environment. Our work, often at the water's edge, responds to local conditions, yet retains universal values.
We are faced with inconvenient truths: climate change, hyper-urbanization, and rising economic and social challenges. Transdisciplinary Design has the power to organize ideas, raise awareness, and enable action towards global goals. A vision for our future, one project at a time.
As we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, defined by technologies which fuse the physical, digital, and biological worlds, we believe that now, more than ever, a single idea can have a butterfly effect -- that each project can create global impact. It's what drives our mission to create sustainable, resilient, progressive solutions for tomorrow's world.
Dena Prastos, AIA
Architect, engineer, futurist, and creative original. With transdisciplinary and progressive views, Dena is inspired by the overlapping of design, technology, & nature.
As a licensed Architect with a graduate degree in Civil Engineering, Dena has lead projects around the world directing infrastructure construction, marine engineering, and the design of waterfront architecture. These experiences helped shape her vision and competency in construction, engineering, and architecture. It is on these pillars, that Indigo River was conceived.
Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, she has a deep-rooted appreciation for nature and mankind’s ability to design, build, and create resilient and sustainable infrastructure in some of the world’s toughest conditions.
Dena enjoys volunteering with the National Council of Architectural Registration Board’s (NCARB) Future’s Collaborative where she guides and informs strategic conversations across the council regarding the future of the industry and profession. In 2021 she was appointed to join the 2022 AIA Resilience and Adaptation Advisory Group. Dena also serves on the Planning Board in historic Grand View-on-Hudson, NY
Domenica Stasiak, PE
A native of Brooklyn, Domenica’s interest in math, science and the built environment began at an early age. This interest led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Villanova University and a certificate of Construction Management from New York University. Domenica began her career as a structural building engineer, but upon stumbling into the world of waterfront design she found her passion. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Domenica is a highly respected leader and technical expert in the waterfront and marine engineering sector. Domenica has worked on various waterfront projects from container ports to waterfront parks.
Throughout her career, Domenica has also performed structural analysis, resident engineering services, construction inspections, and support of local and international container ports, piers, bulkheads, and engineered shorelines. Domenica believes in giving back and volunteers at Professional Women in Construction, The Waterfront Center, and the Waterfront Alliance. She also is part of American Society of Civil Engineers Costal, Oceans, Ports and rivers Institute and Structural engineer Association of New York Resilience Committee. Domenica enjoys hiking, skiing and is a dedicated yogi outside of the office.