Daniel Laster

Daniel Laster

Singapore, SG



Daniel J. Laster, LEED AP ND, is an architectural designer currently living in Singapore. He has contributed to architectural and interior projects in the US and Southeast Asia. His skills include project development from schematic design into construction documents, parametric modeling, rendering, 3D Printing, and client collaboration. He is a visiting critic at multiple universities where he instructed courses on Rhino, Revit, and hand drawing.

Daniel earned an M.Arch from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Accepted with a graduate fellowship and assistantship, he later received the Alpha Rho Chi Medal for leadership and professional merit. While working at Gensler, he was part of an interdisciplinary research team in collaboration with NASA and BMW Designworks. In 2016 he became a LEED Accredited Professional for Neighborhood Development. 



WOHA, Singapore, Architectural Designer

Jun 2017 - Jun 2018

Zistler Architectural Group, Houston, TX, US, Project Architect

Construction documentation specialist and project coordinator.

Aug 2016 - Feb 2017

Gensler, Houston, TX, US, Architectural Designer

Schematic and CD Designer on large scale commercial development projects.
Coordinated documentation development with clients, consultants, and vendors.
Produced drawings, renderings, architectural designs and presentations.

Jan 2014 - Aug 2016

Gensler, Houston, TX, US, Intern Architect

Co-designed middle school campus expansion for marketing package.
Researched building and material systems for 50,000sf office renovation.
Configured Revit Architecture workflow to provide data for LEED Certification.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Friedmutter Group, Las Vegas, NV, US, Revit Technician

Drafted, assembled, and organized numerous production packages.
Produced and edited construction documents on luxury hotel-casinos including:
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, others in Macao, New York, New Mexico,
The Dominican Republic, and Cleveland.

Aug 2009 - Aug 2010

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S), Las Vegas, NV, US, Architectural Intern

Assisted in the graphic design of several project proposals.
Designed and installed typography installation in office lobby.

May 2008 - Sep 2008


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), MArch, Architecture

Alpha Rho Chi Medal Recipient
Admitted with Merit Fellowship and Graduate Assistantship
Teaching Assistant, Digital Representation

Sep 2010 - Jun 2013

Brown University, Architecture

Adjunct Student, Course in Contemporary Architecture History

Jan 2011 - May 2011

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Bachelors, Architecture

Cum Laude
Dean's List 2006-2009
YWS Architects Scholarship Recipient
Governor Guinn Millenium Scholarship Recipient

Jun 2005 - Jun 2009

Università di Torino, Architectural Studies Exchange Program

Faculty Commendation

Sep 2008 - Dec 2008

Areas of Specialization