Dan Laster

Dan Laster

Providence, RI, US


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Dan’s passions for art and travel led him to study architecture at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and later abroad in Turin, Italy under several scholarships. While studying in Italy, he visited invaluable examples of regional, ancient, and contemporary masterworks. Later accepted to Rhode Island School of Design with a graduate fellowship, he researched issues in infrastructural urbanism and collective memory in Las Vegas with his thesis Echelon Park. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Alpha Rho Chi Medal for distinguished school service, leadership potential, and professional merit.

His professional career consists of three years of full-time experience at the international architecture offices of Gensler and Friedmutter Group. His experience includes producing and submitting construction documents on commercial, casino, and hospitality projects, conducting meetings with clients and sales representatives, and preparing projects for LEED certification. Other skills include sustainable design consultation, Revit expertise, and talents for hand sketching, watercolor painting, digital rendering, book design, and model-making. While working towards licensure, he seeks to combine his artistic intuition with a pragmatic design sense to play a lead role in the field of architecture.



Gensler, Houston, TX, US, Technical Designer

Schematic and CD Designer on large scale commercial development projects

Jan 2014 - current

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), 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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