Don Lohnes practiced architecture for thirty seven years in Nova Scotia, before retiring in 2009. He practiced privately with his own firm, Design Collaborative Ltd and also with various government agencies including; Community Planning, Metropolitian Area Planning Commission, Government Services and the Department of Education.

He served two terms as president of the Nova Scotia Association of Architects (NSAA) and presided over the rewriting of the Architect's Act for the NSAA. In 2007, he was awarded Fellowship in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (FRAIC).

In retirement, Don has written two books:

Don resides in Halifax with his wife Pamela. You may email him at