Daniel balances research with practical application, taking an analytical approach to the built environment. He believes architecture acts as an infrastructure for society, and that the role of the architect is to create spaces that positively relate to human behavior.
A natural leader and problem-solver, he embraces projects whole-heartedly and openly shares his knowledge with others. He looks at the big picture and designs within the spatial and prescribed contexts, pushing the boundaries of how people interact with their surroundings.
Prior to joining WRNS Studio in June 2019, he practiced at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, first in Chicago, then in San Francisco. At SOM, he worked with small teams on foreign and domestic projects, including large-scale multi-family towers that integrated with the city’s skyline and commercial spaces that shaped how people work. In addition, he led high-performing sustainability design initiatives and worked with leadership on two long-term research projects. At WRNS, he continues this collaborative spirit, helping with research, entitlements, drawings, modeling, project accuracy, and overall design refinement.
Daniel is a licensed architect in Illinois. He earned his Master of Architecture from Rice University where he completed the Graduate Certificate Program at the school’s Center for Critical and Cultural Theory. While undergoing his coursework, he was awarded two traveling fellowships and recognized with a community service award. Prior, he received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University. Throughout his studies, held several internships and teaching positions. During his free time, Daniel enjoys hiking, painting, reading, and as a native San Diegan, roots for his hometown sports teams.