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
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.
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.
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.
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), MArch, Architecture
Alpha Rho Chi Medal Recipient
Admitted with Merit Fellowship and Graduate Assistantship
Teaching Assistant, Digital Representation
Brown University, Architecture
Adjunct Student, Course in Contemporary Architecture History
Università di Torino, Architectural Studies Exchange Program
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Bachelors, Architecture
Dean's List 2006-2009
YWS Architects Scholarship Recipient
Governor Guinn Millenium Scholarship Recipient