Daniel Daou is currently a Doctor of Design student at Harvard's Graduate School of Design. He is developing his thesis on Synthetic Ecology, a field of visionary spatial production lying at the intersection of architecture, engineering and the environment concerned with civilization's long term perpetuation.
Daniel holds a B.Arch from the Universidad Iberoamericana graduating top of his class in 2006. He was a visiting student at the M.Arch II program at SCIArc, a fellow from the National Council for Science and Technology and recognized as a Young Talent by the National Fund for Culture and Arts. In 2011, with the support from the Fulbright program and the Brockman Foundation, he obtained a Master in Science of Architecture Studies and a Master in City Planning with an Urban Design Certificate from MIT.
Prior to his enrollment in post professional degree programs, he worked as Unit Chief at the Secretariat of Urban Development and Housing in Mexico City, taught mid level undergraduate design studios at the Universidad Iberoamericama and freelanced for a few firms including Fernado Romero/LAR and Enrique Norten/TEN Arquitectos. In 2003, along with partner Gabriel Morales he founded IAM, a group of design along which he has been involved in over 40 projects spanning a dozen countries. As a curator and researcher, he was involved with the 2006 Venice Biennial and the 2007 Lisbon Triennial among others. Additionally, he has been research assistant, teaching faculty, lecturer and critic at the Universidad Iberoamericana, MIT and U Penn, and, over the last eight years, has written over 30 essays on the nature of design for several publications.
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Doctor of Design
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, US, Master of Science in Architectural Studies
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, US, Master in City Planning
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, M.Arch II