Daniela Astrid Garcia

Daniela Astrid Garcia

New York, NY, US



Daniela graduated from the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture in 2015 with a Bachelor of Architecture. She has been working as a designer in New York City since, and is working to obtain her architectural license in the state of New York.


Naiztat + Ham Architects, P.C., New York, NY, US, Designer

- Participated in schematic design, design development, and related presentations to Client of various projects
- Carried out construction documents to completion of projects including a clubhouse, a ground-up Hamptons house, a Manhattan residence, and a residential building's public spaces, interfacing regularly with respective Client to provide exceptional design solutions
- Was in charge of general project management of residential projects of various scales and scopes
- Worked and coordinated with consultants, including lighting designers, expeditors, and engineers in designing and filing code-compliant projects
- Participated in improving Business Operations of firm through technology and design

Jun 2015 - current

Koko Architecture + Design, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

- Assisted in carrying out construction documents of Manhattan restaurant to completion and formed part of CA project team, participating in weekly site meetings with Client and Contractor to oversee construction to the end
- Assisted with documenting and submitting documents for historical preservation aspects of projects
- Researched material properties and worked with materials and hardware suppliers in specifying project materials
- Designed and detailed millwork for residential kitchen and living areas, as well as custom millwork for restaurant
- Assisted in the design development of floor plans and facades of large-scale project in Taipei
- Assisted in marketing aspects of the firm, including working with website developer in redesigning firm's website

Jun 2014 - Dec 2014

Reclaimed Space, Austin, TX, US, Design Intern

- Designed floor plans for modular homes and catalogued existing designs
- Researched and designed space-saving, versatile furniture for floor plans

May 2013 - Aug 2013

GEOX, McAllen, TX, US, Sales and administrative assistant

Aug 2008 - Sep 2009


The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, BArch, Architecture

May 2010 - May 2015

École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville, Paris, FR, BArch, Architecture

Traveled in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, and France, and took a studio in Paris, France

Sep 2013 - Dec 2013


Boone Powell Family Prize in Urban Design, Nomination


Design Excellence, Nomination

The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture


Design with Distinction, 1st Place

The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture


Areas of Specialization