Daniel Guareno

Daniel Guareno

Denver, CO, US



Architectural Designer with 4 years’ experience, currently undertaking the ARE 5.0 with the goal to be fully licensed by the end of 2019. I have a passion for construction detailing, while keeping a keen eye on overall project aesthetics. I enjoy supporting the Senior Project Architect, taking projects from initial design inception through conceptual SD and DD phases, development of construction documentation through to construction administration. I particularly enjoy, liaising with the client to determine material and product selections, while coordinating with the Interior Design team to develop an overall cohesive documentation set.
Over the last 4 years, I’ve gained experience in commercial, residential, retail and most recently hospitality projects. Familiar with initial IBC construction code research in various states, 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 time lines.



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 - current

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