AIA, NCARB PRINCIPAL
Massachusetts Bd. of Library Commissioners, Construction Grant Program: Architectural Reviewer; 2000-2001/ 2004-2005.
Member of Town of Concord Historical Commission, 1998-2000. AWARDS George W. Bush Library Competition The Chronicle of Higher Education, Featured Project; Top 10 Finalist
Bachelor of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, NY, NY
Fluent Spanish, Working knowledge of Italian.
Dan brings nearly 30 years’ experience as a designer and architect whose experience includes healthcare institutional, national retail, mixed-use and urban planning. His range is complete from renovation to new construction and his abilities as designer are superior but he has also gained great depth as project leader through production and construction administration. It is rare to find an architect so completely comfortable in such a diverse matrix of roles. Prior to coming to Chicago Dan worked with several respected firms where he had projects from Vermont to Miami and was a firm owner in Boston. The resume below reflects his project career.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Brain and Cognitive Sciences Center
Executive architect for 450,000 sf brain cognitive science center and research lab, the largest of its type in the world. The facility is an exercise in building and urban design as it ties together three major research institutes; the Picower Center for Learning and Memory, the McGovern Institute of Brain Research and MIT’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. The program required that each institute have its own street level identity but once inside the three institutions become and work as one center. Thus, facilitating interaction and collegiality between scientists a hallmark of MIT culture. Produced in partnership with Charles Correa Architects, India
Harvard University Vanderbilt Hall
Designer for renovation of Vanderbilt Hall which is the residence hall for Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. It also houses students from the Division of Medical Sciences and the Harvard School of Public Health, as well as visiting students from all over the nation and the world.
Princeton Public Library
Project Architect for renovation and historic preservation of a library built in 1884. Located on a quintessentially New-England town common. This architectural gem underwent extensive renovations of exterior and interior. The pale tan/brick red remains in contrast to the darker blood red edges and highlights. It is listed as a historical building with a wonderful clock tower with a thousand-pound bell. The interior was carefully restored, preserving luminous stained-glass windows and many woodwork details of the period.
- 2001 Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award
- 2003 AIA Central Massachusetts Honor Award for Design Excellence/Preservation Worchester
TV Studio: Design of a complex, new television studio utilized by the film and television students and local TV Station. Technical complexity of project required close coordination with consultants and a full understanding of existing building’s systems.
Levi Straus & Co.
Project architect for prototype, branding and concept design for US and Canadian roll-out of four separate retail concepts: Original Levi Store, Levi’s Kids, Levi’s Outlet and Dockers. Prototypes featured large red graphic slabs with the Levi’s logo to evoke the familiar back-pocket tab. A palette of differing wood casework contrasted with steel and glass, playing on the garments’ natural cotton denim and metal rivets. The stores showcased the familiar and timeless aspects of the Levi’s brand elevating the product, organizing the shopping experience, and reinforcing the brand’s message.
- Chain Store Age Retail Store of the Year Design Competition, Honorable Mention, Softlines, 5,000 to 15,000 SF
- ISP/VM+SD International Store Design Competition, Honorable Mention, Specialty Store, 5,100 to 10,000 SF
- ISP/ VM+SD International Store Design Competition, First Place, Specialty Store, Sales Area 5,100 to 10,000 SF
- VM+SD, Best Stores of the Year, Original Levi’s Store
Champion: Athletic Apparel
Project architect for development of new store prototype, brand identity and display concepts for national roll out of Men’s and Women’s Athletic Apparel stores. Concepts for Full Retail and Outlet stores were developed.
Brown University Bookstore
Designer for extensive renovations and repositioning 25,000SF campus bookstore. Brown University wanted to bring their timeworn bookstore into the modern era. New display and lighting concepts were developed to bring the bookstore into a modern retail environment. A new signage and graphic system and additional entries at the café gave a new street presence to the store. Pulling product displays back from the windows allowed a street view of the light and activity inside and created an entirely new dynamic with passing shoppers. The store is also equipped with a campus shop, café, kids’ area, a community meeting room, and multiple seating areas that recreate the bookstore experience and encourage interaction between the university community and residents.
- VMSD Award for Design Excellence
- VMSD Retail Renovation Awards - Honorable Mention, Specialty Store, Sales Area Over 10,000 sf
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Project manager for firm engaged by the Rouse Company for design of renovation of the iconic retail market place in central Boston. The scope included a series of Retail, Commercial, Site, and Environmental Graphic projects phased for this property
Eddie Bauer: Flagship Store
Madison Ave, NY
ibex: Outdoor Apparel Store
Prototype development for Vermont based outdoor and sports apparel retailer.
Designer and Architect for gastro pub/restaurant build-out. Concept included a 100 beer tap as the center display in a 2-story dining space.
Mid-sized lifestyle center for national brands located in retail corridor of suburban Boston.
New Town of Seaside, Florida
Dan is a member of original planning and design team of this groundbreaking 80-acre New Town in the panhandle of Florida which became renowned for its innovations and launched the “New Urbanism” movement. The genesis of Seaside came in 1980 when the land owner aimed to transform the beach side property into an old-fashioned beach town, with traditional wood-framed cottages common in the Florida Panhandle. As Seaside is privately owned, the municipal government did not have jurisdiction over Seaside, and therefore the developers were able to have planners create their own zoning rules. Urbanism is a design concept that emphasizes walkable neighborhoods and a wide range of residential and commercial uses. It reaches back for its inspiration to the era before automobiles were so common. Since Seaside was born, it is estimated that more than 600 communities have been created in the United States using the principles of New Urbanism. Dan was involved in the creation of the founding principles of this new form of town planning. Seaside is visited by design professionals from around the globe to study the planning precepts that were born there.