Don holds a Bachelor of Architecture with Honors from Carnegie Mellon University and, as a Palmer Fellow, a Master of Fine Arts in Architecture from Princeton University.

As a recipient of a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship, he pursued independent studies at the Universita degli Studi di Roma on the subject of Environments for Art, A Study of Museums and Exhibit throughout Italy. He is a registered architect in five states and holds NCARB certification. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Boston Society of Architects and the American Association of Museums.