Daniel Vanderhorst

Daniel Vanderhorst

New York, NY, US

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I'm a Canadian designer, maker, builder, thinker, writer, and architect currently based in New York. With experience in both the Canadian timber carpentry industry and internationally renowned architecture firms in Scandinavia, I believe the act of designing buildings is inseparable from the craft of making.



BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group, Copenhagen, DK, Architectural Design Assistant

Integral member of the concept design team for small (floating sauna), medium (residential towers), large (tech campus), and extra-large (industrial masterplan) projects and competitions across all phases of design.

Sep 2021 - Sep 2022

SvN Architects + Planners, Toronto, ON, CA, Student Architectural Designer

Performed research concerning multigenerational multifamily housing and amenity space. Applied research in the design of an affordable housing block in the suburbs of Toronto.

Apr 2021 - Sep 2021

Studio North, Calgary, AB, CA, Designer

Participated in the fabrication and design of a variety of projects including hotels, multi-family housing, residential laneway homes, and art installations. Played a lead role in the digital fabrication of a CNC-milled plywood structure restaurant in downtown Calgary.

Apr 2019 - Sep 2020


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, Advanced Placement Master of Architecture

One of only several students granted Advanced Placement upon entry. Recipient of the Avery Scholarship. Participated in a summer research workshop collaboration between the NYC Housing and Preservation Department and Columbia GSAPP on multigenerational housing advocacy. Produced an exhibition along with the Natural Materials Lab exploring earthen construction, specifically using seaweed as a biofiber and bioalginate to create carbon negative architecture.

Sep 2020 - May 2023

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA, BArch, Architectural Studies

Graduated with High Distinction as a Dean’s List Scholar and a CGPA of 3.85. Double major in Architectural Design and Architectural History, Theory, and Criticism.

Sep 2015 - Apr 2019


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