Daniel Cancilla

Daniel Cancilla

Chicago, IL, US

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My name is Daniel Cancilla and I am a recent graduate with a B.S. in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology. I am a native Chicagoan with a passion in exploring the built environment.

I have most recently spent the past three summers working for Kaufman O'neil Architecture, with a focus on single family residential design. I got the opportunity to work on projects during all stages of design and construction, including design development and construction administration. 

I love catching a Cubs game, traveling, and exploring the great outdoors.



Kaufman O'neil Architecture, Evanston, IL, US, Architectural Intern

• Worked on all phases of projects from design development to construction administration
• Contributed to design development working with single and multi-family residential, hospitality, and amenity spaces
• Assisted on construction documentation and participated in architectural building processes such as Change Orders, Submittals, and Transmittals
• Implemented new styles of rendering and PDF automation to help speed up architectural processes
• Provided on-site assistance with construction documentation and site analysis while working under Project Architects
• Completed many types of architectural drawings such as marketing plans, construction documents, and a wide variety of renderings on different design softwares (primarily using Autocad, Rhino, and Sketch-up)

Summer Internship

Jun 2017 - Aug 2019

HDR, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Intern

• Internship awarded through ACE Mentorship Chicago
• Worked under the supervision of a Project Architect and was tasked with document control and the production of architectural drawings (primarily using Autocad, Rhino, and Adobe Illustrator)
• Worked on multiple health care buildings with clients such as Advocate and Rush in the Chicagoland area

Summer Internship

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016


Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, US, Bachelors, B.S. in Architecture

In my undergraduate studies I have had the opportunity to take studios focused in office design, experimental design theory, and residential projects both domestic and abroad. The part of the studio design process I enjoyed the most was discovering new ways to respond to the urban environment, and designing architecture that has its own identity while still being a good neighbor. Other academic interests and courses I have had the opportunity to take include
sustainable urban development, construction technology, and digital fabrication. Studios were taken every semester I was at Georgia Tech.

Aug 2016 - May 2020

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