Daniel Gonzales

Daniel Gonzales

Houston, TX, US



My area of expertise is Healthcare Design and Planning. I am skilled at applying Evidence-based design principles to prioritize the design features that will have the most impact on the health and wellness of the occupants. I have 6 years of in-depth experience in various healthcare design, including outpatient care, inpatient care, emergency services, intensive care units, rehabilitation, Supply chain and radiology suite. Responsible for the BIM design and technical leadership of healthcare project delivery in compliance with the current healthcare standards and guidelines. Avid researcher and passionate about health and wellness sensory design as well as flexible medical planning.



FKP Architects, Houston, TX, US, Project Coordinator

The role of the Project Coordinator included (but not limited to) Revit design and documentation for Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Document phases. Programming work included square footage calculations/feasibility, Excel spreadsheet program development, meeting notes, stacking diagrams, and revit/physical gaming chip model creation. Project work also included Code Research, ADA Code Compliance, TDSHS and FGI space analysis, Life Safety review, equipment layout, MEP coordination, Revit Family Creation, Sitework, Material Specification research, Research study report and analysis, as well as Newforma project documentation.

Nov 2013 - Nov 2015

HBE Corporation, Saint Louis, MO, US, Staff Architect

Involved in mostly the construction document phase of a design-build firm under California OSHPD seismic requirements, I worked on two different BIM projects under strict guidance from experienced Project Architects. Tasks included design development, code research, construction documents, coordination with in-house MEP BIM models, as well as revit family creation for elevator, nurse station, and stair configurations in accordance with CBC standards.

Nov 2011 - Sep 2013

Corgan, Dallas, TX, US, Intern Architect

I started as an entry level architect and developed my project experience to include site planning, code development, schematic design, design development, construction administration, as well as other correspondence duties relating to project deadlines.

Nov 2006 - Apr 2009


The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US, MArch, Health and Wellness

The University of Kansas Health + Wellness Graduate Program game me the opportunity to work with a group to develop a Sustainable ICU prototype with a renowned expert in intensive care, Mahbub Rashid. I also worked with a group on an award-winning entry for the Nurture Emergency Waiting Room Design Competition under the direction of Frank Zilm, an expert in ER and OR design. I also had the ability to develop a thesis project for an accessible health village, which connected an adaptable housing community with the resources of a health clinic.

Jul 2009 - May 2011

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, US, BArch, Environmental Design

My undergraduate education at Texas A&M University provided me with a strong healthcare foundation for research and evidence-based design.

Jul 2002 - May 2006

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