Dan Choi

Dan Choi

New York, NY, US



Douglaston Development, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

May 2013 - current

Durst Organization, New York, NY, US, Real Estate Analyst - Intern

Jan 2013 - May 2013

Perkins and Will, Architectural Designer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto, CA – Stanford University Medical Center ground-up children’s hospital extension. Worked closely with design director for building massing, sustainable façade design, ground floor lobby/entry, and rejuvenation gardens. Used Ecotect to calculate energy efficiency for façade screens. Managed exterior/interior lobby BIM for CD set.
Project Details: SD, CD phase; 515,000 sq.ft.; 7 story; Revit Platform; LEED Gold

SUNY Albany School of Business, Albany, NY – Base building and interior design for new construction project. Worked directly with project architect for developing BIM interior CD set: plans, elev., RCPs, details. Coordinated with vendors and consultants.
Project Details: 515,000 sqft; 4 story, Revit Platform, LEED Silver

DAR Headquarters, Cairo, Egypt - Ground up building for corporate architecture/engineering office. Developed site plan, building massing, façade screen, lobby, and outdoor gardens for schematic design phase. Siting, massing, and façade dictated by Ecotect environment analysis.
Project Details: 360,000 sqft; 6 story, LEED Silver

Jan 2009 - Jan 2011

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Architectural Designer

Busan World Lotte, Busan, Korea – Participated in creating winning competition design package for Asia’s next tallest tower for Korean conglomerate Lotte Co. In SD, refined tower massing with SOM Chicago engineering division; retrofitted new retail base design to existing structure and foundation. Coordinated with MEP/Sustainability/Structural engineers and Lighting/Landscape designers.
Project Details: 126 story super tower (1,628’ tall); 2.6 million sqft; mixed use: retail/office/ hotel/condos.

Seifullina Place, Almaty, Kazakhstan – Development project consisting of 3 residential towers, 2 office towers, and retail base. Explored mixed-use development possibilities and configurations. Aided in master planning, pre-design, schematic design: building massing, structural design, façade design, landscaping.
Project Details: 860,000 sqft; 3 residential towers (20-30 story), 2 office towers (35 story), retail base.

Feb 2007 - Oct 2008

Allied Works Architecture, Architectural Designer

Hamilton College, Clinton, NY – Studied options of future campus master planning development with respective cost analysis. Designed schematic proposals for new studio arts, theater arts, and gallery buildings.
Project Details: 480,000 sqft; $55 million to $80 million

Jul 2006 - Feb 2007

OMA, Architectural Designer

Museum Plaza, Louisville, Kentucky – Innovative ground-up mixed-use development complex. Aided in initial program and building massing strategy. Researched and developed initial plans for office, residences, sky lobby combined with contemporary arts museum.
Project Details: 1.2 million sqft; 62 story (703’ tall); $490 million

Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre, Dallas, Texas – Assisted in finalizing interior designs and finishes for new theater arts building during CD phase. Coordinated with vendors, lighting and landscape designers.
Project Details: 80,300 sqft; 11 story; $354 million; numerous publications with name listed; AIA Institute Honor Award

Jan 2006 - Apr 2006

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Architectural Designer

W Club Denver, Denver, Colorado – Ground-up mixed-use W branded community with residences and icon hotel/condos/retail building. Developed SD & DD package for icon building. Coordinated with SOM urban planners.
Project Details: 340,000 sqft; ? story

Aug 2004 - Dec 2005


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Master of Real Estate Development

Aug 2012 - May 2013

Cornell University, BArch, Professional Bachelor's of Architecture

Professional Bachelor's of Architecture program. Completed semester abroad at Cornell's Rome Architecture program. Concentration in visual studies and theory of architecture. Completed computer studio with Donald Greenberg, focusing on 3D modelling and animation.

Aug 1999 - May 2004

Areas of Specialization