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Born and raised on the south fork of Long Island, a good portion of Daniel's life has been spent immersed in the forest, the sand, or the water, cultivating a connection to the natural world.      

During high school and through undergraduate university he worked with family as a house painter and carpenter's helper, gaining valuable experience that equipped him with a thorough understanding of construction.  Upon graduation he apprenticed as a draftsman with several prominent Architecture firms, learning the language of shingle style homes while developing a further appreciation for handcrafted building techniques.

Continuing to work as a project architect, Daniel returned to University to earn a Bachelor of Architecture at the New York Institute of Technology.  The study of architecture transformed his perspective on how space can be manipulated, how we interact within its boundaries, and how time influences its function  

Upon completion of his degree, Daniel apprenticed with an esteemed landscape designer, learning the importance of native flora in a local ecosystem.  While working in the landscape he discovered the transformative power of plants and their ability to connect us to both place and time.    

After almost three decades of collaboration with many talented and visionary creators, makers, and patrons, Daniel opened the doors to his own practice in 2019, offering his unique vision for shaping materials into exciting space.   He is passionate about creating places where people are happy, comfortable, and connected to nature.

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