Daniel Vella

Daniel Vella

Seattle, WA, US



Daniel Vella is an established architectural designer who holds two degrees from the Manchester School of Architecture, ranked the 7th best architecture school globally. 

His project experience is both broad and deep, having worked on award-winning residential towers in Manchester, hotels in London and wineries and workplace offices in eastern Washington and Seattle respectively. Daniel has worked for award-winning practices in both the UK and the US, including AJ100 featured practices in Manchester (Architects Journal’s top 100 architecture practices rankings), and a boutique multi-award-winning firm in Seattle.

Since being in the US, he has spoken internationally to his alma mater about his global perspective and experience, has been published in online design magazines, and is engaged in both the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Daniel's Featured Articles on Archinect

It’s Time To Consider the Refugee Camp as a City — And Here’s Why, Fri, Dec 9 '22

With the horizon of increased global instability closer than ever, whereby the scales of political balance can be so quickly tipped and toppled, questions relating to the rights of displaced peoples in refugee camps are both pertinent and vital. Yet, since refugee camps are becoming increasingly ...

It’s Time To Consider the Refugee Camp as a City — And Here’s Why


SkB Architects, Seattle, WA, US, Associate

Sep 2021 - current

Jon Matthews Architects, Manchester, GB, Architectural Designer

Jan 2019 - Jun 2020

5plus Architects, Manchester & London, GB, Architectural Designer

Jul 2016 - Jan 2018


Manchester School of Architecture, Manchester, GB, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2018 - Jun 2020

Manchester School of Architecture, Bachelors, Architecture (Hons)

Sep 2013 - Jun 2016

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