Daniel Laster

Daniel Laster

Houston, TX, US


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Daniel J. Laster, LEED AP ND, is an architectural designer based in Houston, Texas. His experience includes advancing architectural projects from concept to construction documents, Revit expertise, parametric design, laser cutting, and 3D Printing. He has taught university courses in digital modeling and hand drawing, and is a visiting critic at the University of Houston.

He received his M.Arch from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with a graduate fellowship and assistantship, and was the annual class recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi Medal for leadership. Prior to RISD, he graduated Cum Laude from University of Nevada Las Vegas with a B.S. Arch. While working at Gensler, he co-founded Design Technology Lab, an initiative to educate staff on digital design. When he is not studying for his licensing exams, Daniel frequently reads, DJs, and paints.



Gensler, Houston, TX, US, Technical Designer

Schematic and CD Designer on large scale commercial development projects

Jan 2014 - Aug 2016

Gensler, Houston, TX, US, Intern Architect

Co-designed middle school campus expansion for marketing package.
Researched building and material systems for 50,000sf office renovation.
Configured Revit Architecture to calculate building variables for LEED Certification.
Rendered and designed various presentations for client meetings.

May 2011 - Jan 2014

Friedmutter Group, Las Vegas, NV, US, Junior Designer

Drafted, assembled, and organized numerous production packages. Produced
and edited construction documents on luxury hotel-casino projects including:
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, others in Macao, New York, New Mexico,
The Dominican Republic, and Cleveland.

Aug 2009 - Aug 2010

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S), Las Vegas, NV, US, Architectural Intern

Assisted in the graphic design of several project proposals.
Designed and installed typography installation in office lobby.

May 2008 - Sep 2008


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), MArch, Architecture

Alpha Rho Chi Medal Recipient
Admitted with Merit Fellowship and Graduate Assistantship
Teaching Assistant, Digital Representation

Sep 2010 - Jun 2013

Brown University, Architecture

Adjunct Student, Course in Contemporary Architecture History

Jan 2011 - May 2011

Università di Torino, Architectural Studies Exchange Program

Faculty Commendation

Sep 2008 - Dec 2008

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Bachelors, Architecture

Cum Laude
Dean's List 2006-2009
YWS Architects Scholarship Recipient
Governor Guinn Millenium Scholarship Recipient

Jun 2005 - Dec 2008

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