Daniel Guareno

Daniel Guareno

Denver, CO, US



Architectural Project Designer with 7 years’ experience, currently undertaking the ARE 5.0 with the goal to be fully licensed by the end of 2022. I have a passion for construction detailing, while keeping a keen eye on overall project aesthetics. I enjoy taking projects from initial design inception through conceptual SD and DD phases, development of construction documentation through construction administration. I particularly enjoy, liaising with the client/owner's rep to determine material and product selections, while coordinating with the Interior Design team and MEP consultants to develop an overall cohesive documentation set.

Over the last 7 years, I’ve gained experience in hospitality, residential, commercial and most recently retail projects. Experienced with IBC construction code research nationwide, along with sourcing planning, zoning and building department submittal requirements and regulations at DD phase. I’m also very familiar with working to tight, client driven project schedules and timelines.



Kenneth Park Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

-Develop multiple commercial and retail projects in all stages of design and construction administration.
-Review construction drawings to meet standard of design and company specifications. Develop ASI and PR and assisted in company standard's QC's meetings.
-Assist lead director in the development of total project cost estimates, project delivery schedules and strategic planning for all projects.
-Complete comprehensive code compliance evaluations, sustainability study and LEED.
-Conduct periodic on-site observation of work during construction for compliance with plans/owner's requirements.
-Assist with client's standards team in creating prototypical templates and drawing sets, including finishes, materials and construction methods

Jun 2021 - current

CR architecture + design, Denver, CO, US, Architectural Designer II

-Prepare existing architectural plans and elevations for proposed remodel program.
-Meeting corporate design standards for hospitality, commercial and retail projects.
-Conducted onsite field verification surveys of existing multi-story building structures, combined with in-depth ADA compliance surveys to collect and evaluate existing building compliance levels with ADA 2010 Standard of Accessibility and California's Building Standards Code.
-Very familiar with project and team coordination across multiple offices to meet scheduling deadlines, constant communication flow and regular meetings are key.
-Prepared all levels of SD, DD and CD documentation packages. CA included, shop drawing review, response to owner and G.C. RFI's. Assisted in development of ASI's and PR's per senior architect's direction.
-Collaborated with in-house marketing and business development team. To research, analysis and produce business plan development presentations, to explore potential new market segments.
-Additional responsibilities include updating and maintaining all standard drawing files, calculations for LEED credits while coordinating with other project's disciplines; MEP, Structural, Civil and Landscape.
-Other duties include in-house IT support for the Denver office. Work station set-up for new employees, email and network trouble shooting.

Jul 2015 - Jun 2021

OG Architects, Glen Cove, NY, US, Junior Designer

-Provided schematic drawings and coordinated presentation and materials.
-Prepared existing conditions for residential, commercial and retail buildings.
-Finalized permit sets, construction details and consultants drawing approvals.

Feb 2014 - Jan 2015

B&B Sheet Metal, Long Island City, NY, US, Intern Designer

-Autocad drafter for fabrication parts.
-Generate standardized templates for company shop drawings.
-Analyzed unique sheet metal components for roofing and facades of New York City.

May 2012 - Jul 2012


New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Architectural Classes
HVAC/MEP Studies
Conceptual Design

Sep 2010 - May 2015


Comprehensive Coastal Communities Competition, Nomination

After Sandy, affected homeowners now face three basic options: relocate, repair, or rebuild. The combination of all three of these techniques will damage the fabric of established coastal communities. In addition to mandating resilient design, these towns need new ideas on how to maintain their current character, while still being resilient during this substantial rebuilding phase.

Entrants are asked to address a specific Northeastern coastal community, research the damage to that area and local community character. Then design a ‘prototype’ resilient housing typology responding to the local conditions and integrate the prototype into a neighborhood context in the scale of the neighborhood block.


Areas of Specialization