Raised in the illuminated valley of Las Vegas, Dan’s childhood 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. During this trip, between reading Aldo Rossi's Architecture of the City and wandering through Turin's historic piazzas, he became fascinated with urbanism, public space, and collective memory. Later accepted to Rhode Island School of Design with a fellowship, he explored these topics in his thesis New Echelon. Upon graduation, he was awarded the annual Alpha Rho Chi Medal for distinguished school service, leadership potential, and professional merit.
Dan’s professional career consists of two 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, 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, 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), 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