Daniel Montes-Santamaria

Daniel Montes-Santamaria

New York, NY, US





DAHM Architekten + Ingenieure, Berlin, DE, Project Architect

Jul 2021 - current


Jul 2017 - Sep 2020

GF55 Architects, New York, NY, US, Job Captain - Project Designer

Develop and draft Construction Document sets for large scale and high-rise multifamily residential buildings. Review and mark up shop drawings from consultants, engineers and manufacturers: structural steel and concrete (precast and poured in place), MEP, fire alarm, windows, envelope waterproofing, bathrooms and kitchens.
Design and develop Schematic Design proposal for residential interiors, drafted layouts, 3Ds and renderings. Draft economic proposal for clients.
Bring new clients to the firm, conduct client communications and meetings, develop a new international firm partnership

Feb 2015 - Jul 2017

Laguarda.Low Architects, LLC, New York, NY, US, Intermediate Architect - Project Designer

Develop SD packages and oversee DD and construction documents for retail and mixed use projects.

Jul 2014 - Dec 2014

RTKL Associates Inc., Beijing, CN, Architectural and Urban Designer

Develop SD and DD for architectural and urban planning projects.
Realize site visits and presentations for clients, coordinate projects in China for other RTKL offices.

Jan 2011 - Jan 2014

AECOM, Guangzhou, CN, Urban Designer

Elaborate urban design and masterplanning documents for high-end and city scale projects.
Participate in international high profile competitions.

Jun 2010 - Dec 2011

Daniel O’Connor Architects & Volido Corp, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Produce SD, DD and CD documents for interior design projects: restaurants, residential, retail.
Contact clients and vendors, visit construction site, file projects at Department of Buildings (ALT1, ALT2, PA).
Prepare multifamily residential and urban design proposals, research Real Estate investment).

Jun 2009 - Jun 2010

SLO Architecture, New York, NY, US, Collaborator

Realize small scale projects and participate in Bronx River Crossing Project (Van Alen Institute project).
Participate in international competitions: Europan 10, Urban SOS, Pamphlet Architecture 30, etc.

Jan 2009 - Jun 2009

Abel Enguita Puebla, Madrid, ES, Architectural Intern

Participated at International Competition Urban Redevelopment of AZCA, Madrid (awarded 2nd Prize)
and International Competition International Congress and Conventions Center of Madrid

Jun 2006 - Jan 2007

Alberto Campo Baeza, Madrid, ES, Architectural Intern

Assisted with development and design of projects, CAD drawing, renderization, model making

Jun 2005 - Aug 2005


LEED GA - US Green Building Council, New York, NY, US, LEED GA

Jan 2013 - May 2013

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Architecture and Urban Design

Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design GSAPP, Columbia University, NYC

Jun 2008 - May 2009

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, ES, MArch, Arquitecto

Bachelor and Master of Architecture (Honors degree) ETSAM, Universidad Politécnica, Madrid
Registered Architect in Spain (COAM Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid)

Sep 2002 - May 2008


Madrid State County Scholarships for High Academical-performance Students (4 years), Scholarship

Madrid State County Scholarships for High Academical-performance Students (obtained the Scholarship 4 consecutive years)


Areas of Specialization