Danielle Page Buttacavoli

Danielle Page Buttacavoli

San Diego, CA, US



Hello, I recently relocated to the San Diego area after living and working in Sydney, Australia, since 2008.  I have been working in architecture and urban design for 7 years, with a background in residential (both single family homes and hi-rise buildings), commercial, and mixed use developments. I’m interested in the integrated environment in which architecture is placed, both related to the physical building and office setting. This includes addressing elements of social, economic, and environmental sustainability in a positive manner to ensure long term success. 


My skills in architecture and urban design include:

  • Pre-concept design and feasibility analysis (experience includes master planned projects, hi-rise buildings, and luxury homes)
  • Master planning
  • Urban design analysis
  • Planning documents (experience includes both written and graphic work)
  • Drafting
  • 3D modeling
  • Graphic design
  • Construction documentation
  • Documentation coordination according to applicable building codes
  • Shadow analysis
  • Coordination with clients, consultants, approval authorities

Regarding software, I have advanced knowledge of Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign, AutoCAD, Rhino 3D, SketchUp; intermediate knowledge of Maxwell Render for Rhino 3D, Ecotect; and basic knowledge of Revit, ArchiCAD, and Grasshopper. 

I’m currently studying to become LEED AP, and look forward to becoming a licensed architect. I enjoy travelling, reading, swimming, running, cycling, and attempt to surf now and again. 

References will be provided on request, and are also available on my LinkedIn profile at:


Dickson Rothschild, Sydney, AU, Urban Designer, Graduate Architect

Work included a range of projects including residential towers, mixed-use buildings, luxury homes, and master planning. Managed production of planning reports and graphics, led architectural teams to complete development application documentation. Skills include developing and monitoring project work plans, feasibility analysis, 3D modelling for massing studies and renders, construction documentation, coordination with consultants, clients, and approval authorities.

Jul 2008 - Feb 2012

The University of Sydney, Sydney, AU, Communications Tutor

Taught drawing and model-making to year 1 students in bachelor of architecture degree. Drawings include use of different media and different drawing types (sketches, perspective, section, plan, diagram, among others).

Feb 2009 - May 2009

The Planning Center, Costa Mesa, CA, US, Planner/Designer

Work involved projects ranging in size from 13-acre infill redevelopment sites to 1,467-acre greenfield developments. Tasks consisted of designing base map graphics with site opportunities and constraints; developing planning vision and goals for the site; designing roads to standard and designating land uses; site planning for residential, commercial, and mixed use sites; writing policy documents with development standards and design guidelines. Tasks required advanced knowledge of Adobe CS Suite, Sketchup, Microsoft Office, AutoCAD and CorelDraw. Projects completed within teams, involving coordination with planners, architects, consultants, engineers, developers, market analysts, and city planners and officials.

Sep 2004 - Jan 2008

Herman Gibans Fodor Architects, Cleveland, OH, US, Intern Architect

Organized and collected samples, classified and maintained the library with product information, compiled the clientele database, assisted with site analysis, and drafted plans and elevations with AutoCAD.

May 2004 - Aug 2004


The University of Sydney, Sydney, AU, MArch, Master of Architecture

Studied environmental design through the use of Ecotect in the classroom and studio settings. Honors thesis explored methods for using parametric technology in master planning, honors studio project attempted to master plan using Grasshopper parametric software.

Feb 2008 - Oct 2009

Yale University, New Haven, CT, US, BArch, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Urban Studies

Senior thesis examined patterns of development around San Francisco, with an analysis of density over time.

Aug 2000 - May 2004


Henry J Cowan Prize, 1st Place

‘Henry J Cowan Prize’ is awarded to the top postgraduate student in architectural science and technology subjects in the Master of Architecture at the University of Sydney.


Compass Blueprint Achievement Award in Prosperity, Award

Awarded by the Southern California Association of Governments for a strategic planning document ("Coachella Compass Blueprint Recommendation Report") which I completed with my supervisor, providing information to guide transit-oriented development for an area surrounding a future transit station in Coachella, California.


Outstanding Planning Achievement Award: Advocacy/Social Change/Diversity Planning Award, Award

Awarded by the California American Planning Association for a planning document ("Strategic Framework & Priorities Workbook") which I completed with my supervisor, analyzing options for mixed-use development within Westminster, California.


Dean's List, Other

‘Dean’s List’ is awarded to the top 15% of postgraduate students in the Master of Architecture at the University of Sydney.


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