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Daniel Laster

Daniel Laster

Singapore, SG

 

About 

Daniel J. Laster, LEED AP ND, is an architectural designer from Las Vegas. His skills include advancing architectural projects from schematic design into design development, construction documents, parametric modeling, rendering, and 3D Printing. He is a visiting critic at the University of Houston and has instructed college courses in Rhino, Revit, and hand drawing.

Daniel earned an M.Arch from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Accepted with a graduate fellowship and assistantship, he was later awarded the Alpha Rho Chi Medal for leadership and professional merit. His experiences include coordinating and delivering construction documents and client presentations. While working at Gensler, he was part of an interdisciplinary research team in collaboration with NASA and BMW Designworks. 

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Employment 

Zistler Architectural Group, Houston, TX, US, Project Architect

Construction documentation specialist and project coordinator.

Aug 2016 - Mar 2017
 

Gensler, Houston, TX, US, Architectural Designer

Schematic and CD Designer on large scale commercial development projects.
Coordinated documentation development with clients, consultants, and vendors.
Produced drawings, renderings, architectural designs and presentations.

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 workflow to provide data for LEED Certification.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Friedmutter Group, Las Vegas, NV, US, Revit Technician

Drafted, assembled, and organized numerous production packages.
Produced and edited construction documents on luxury hotel-casinos 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
 

Education 

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
 

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 - Jun 2009
 

Università di Torino, Architectural Studies Exchange Program

Faculty Commendation

Sep 2008 - Dec 2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills