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.
Zistler Architectural Group, Houston, TX, US, Project Architect
Construction documentation specialist and project coordinator.
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.
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.
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.
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
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Bachelors, Architecture
Dean's List 2006-2009
YWS Architects Scholarship Recipient
Governor Guinn Millenium Scholarship Recipient
Università di Torino, Architectural Studies Exchange Program