Daniel Moran

Daniel Moran

Brooklyn, NY, US

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Daniel is a published designer with a Master’s Degree in Architecture from UCD, Ireland.

Following his studies at the Bauhaus University in Germany, and University College Dublin, Daniel worked as a freelance designer in Dublin before working in the residential and commercial sector in New York City.

His work has been featured in national design journals as well as independent publications alike. He has valuable experience in carrying out large scale projects from pre-planning to handover with multinational clients and in conservation settings as a designer and project manager.

He considers his work as being representative of that of an experimental framework combined with a practical and contextual led approach to design. His portfolio to date combines work at a variety of scales from the personal to the public. Specifically his experience in office space design and private residential dwellings displays his comfort and aptitude with fine detailing as well as the issues of larger setting and consequential intervention. 

Currently seeking opportunities in New York Daniel still holds a strong base in these values and a respect for hands-on and practice led design.

T:-  (+1) 347-322-8745

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Daniel J Moran

M.Arch B.Sc(Arch) 



GF55 Architects, New York, NY, US, Staff Architect.

As staff architect, I oversaw the development of a number of multifamily mixed-use buildings throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn most recently two large multifamily projects in Brooklyn totaling over 180 units. Working directly with my partner in charge I was relied on for my ability to review and disseminate zoning information and building code, assemble submission packages, and in particular coordinate with sub-contractors and building professionals in order to move projects forward in a timely manner. I have worked on projects at all stages from initial Zoning Study and Schematic Design through to Construction Administration and am quite confident in my abilities to oversee most areas of design. Working both individually and as part of the larger design team I believe I was instrumental in the successful evolution of these projects.

Sep 2018 - current

Dogpatch Labs, Dublin, IE, Inhouse Designer, Design Consultant

Dogpatch Labs is an emerging co-working space serving primarily the technology start-up sector in Dublin, Ireland. Located in the chq building, a 200 year old former bonded warehouse in Dublin's docklands, the space is home to over 30 international companies and up to 250 workers.

As a collaborative we were contracted as design consultants and in-house designers with this exciting and fast paced company over three very rapid phases of construction.

Responsibilities included the design and management of large scale furniture pieces, the spatial management of an ever changing workspace, the project management of several fast paced construction periods and the masterplanning and overseeing of various fit-out contracts.

This unique position I feel allowed me to build my skills of design, understanding of an industry and assertiveness as a person in a role of responsibility. It was a position in which I scaled my own talents to meet the pace and tempo of a fast growing and exciting company.

Due to the fast paced nature of each phase the swift and clear dissemination of information across a broad design team was imperative to the success of each project. Economy and efficiency with space was emphasised in a bootstrapped business model where space = revenue.

Aug 2015 - Aug 2016

ModelWorks Media, Dublin, IE, Senior Modelmaker

Modelworks specialised in the design, assembly and distribution of high grade architectural models for both market and planning stages. A large base of international clients meant models were made for export to not only Dublin but London, Dubai, and Malaysia.

As a modelmaker my responsibilities included not only the the physical act of assembling models but also the planning and design which would go in to each. Each piece would require the coordination of a large team of 5 to 20 people to carry the project from inception and design to execution, and responsibilities were expanded to the heading up of my own project.

Tools employed ranged from not only traditional carpentry, and cabinetmaking tools (tablesaws, drills, chiselwork, spraybooths etc) to newer techniques (lasercutting, 3d printing, c&c machines).

This time with modelworks allowed me to develop planning and management skills while allowing me pursue a passion and interest in building in a physical and tactile mode. It exposed me to a world of high pressure timescales with real world consequences which I found a sense of energy and urgency from.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015


University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, IE, MArch, Architecture

Thesis: Urban Hedge School:-

Sep 2013 - Sep 2015

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar, DE, MArch, Erasmus Semester

Erasmus/Exchange semester in the Bauahaus, Weimar

Partook, by invitation in the International Advanced Architectural Design studio.
Semester project involved the design of an urban skyscraper building of mixed public and private function on the famous Spreedreieck site(Mies's glass skyscraper).

International studio meant working on a project with a mix of 3 separate nationalities on the design team (Irish German Chilean)

Jan 2014 - Aug 2014

University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, IE, Bachelors, Architecture

Bachelors Studies

Sep 2009 - Sep 2012


Publication:- Architecture Ireland (Journal of the RIAI), Other

Works in Dogpatch Labs Published in the journal of the Royal Institute of Architects, Ireland


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