Daniel is a New York based designer and architect who holds a dual Master of Architecture RIBA II and Master of Urban Design at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. He received a distinction in design as well as a distinction is his dissertation Activism by Design and Modernity in Transition.

Prior to studying at the Bartlett, Daniel received his BSc of Architecture at University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning. Here, he received Magna Cum Laude: Architecture with High Distinction.

 

Daniel has also worked internationally; from New York, to London, and Guangzhou, China. In these various locations, he worked on a variety of scales — from small scale interiors through to masterplanning —  and various programs; including residential towers, flats, high schools, chapels, masterplans and many more.  

Alongside working in a plethora of offices, Daniel is also an educator: facilitating architectural design methods to 6th grade bilingual students. Students analyzed climate conditions in Buffalo New York by creating a series of shelters to protect them from the harsh Buffalo climate.

He has also been published in several magazines including The Bartlett, The Charette, KRob, KooZA/rch, Kill Screen, and The Archiologist. As well as publications, Daniel has also exhibited his work in London, Seoul, New York, Buffalo, Dallas, Guangzhou and Prague. Several of these publications can be viewed here.  

He is also a researcher; synthesizing research for the GrowWNY’s hyper local online resource as well as mapping and diagramming the vacant lots in the downtown Buffalo area for PUSH (People United for Sustainable Housing) Buffalo.

Selected Awards

2020

 

 

 

 

2019

2018

2017

2015

2012

Shortlisted for Architecture Thesis of the Year - The Charette international architecture thesis competition top 30 of 1000 entries

 

Finalist Sewoon Archipelago in 45th Annual Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition

Awarded for Best Student Digital/Mixed Drawing Submission

Project "Sewoon Archipelago" in The Global Studio Symposium Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

Theme: Emerging Forms of Collective City

 

Prague Landscape Festival solo exhibition for project "Occupy Viktov" Landscape Festival

UCL Doctoral School Research Images as Art Competition

Finalist for Image "Archipelago"

Research Images as Art / Art Images as Research 

Alumni Presentation

A lecture given to incoming students on various projects at the Bartlett

 

Thesis Activism by Design

Distinction top 3 marks class of 90

 

Phyllis Euker European Architecture Traveling Scholarship for the Study Abroad Program University

Undergraduate Dean’s List

 

Adjudication Committee for Academic Integrity Appeal at the University at Buffalo

 

Hyatt Award

Top 5 designers in class of 125

 

Skills USA Architecture Competition finalist Syracuse, NY

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