Native to 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.
Through undergraduate university he worked with family as a house painter and carpenter. This valuable time equipped him with a thorough understanding of construction. He then began apprenticing as a draughtsman with several prominent Architects, collaborating with talented builders on new and historical shingle style homes, where he developed an appreciation for handcrafted traditions and vernacular building techniques.
Continuing to work as a project architect, Daniel returned to university to receive a professional degree in Architecture at the New York Institute of Technology. Studio professors introduced him to the theory and ideals of modern Architecture, transforming his perspective on the design of buildings.
Semester abroad led Daniel to the aquatic city of Venice, Italy. The study of this romantic pedestrian city continued to enlighten his understanding of how a space can be defined.
Thesis returned him to Europe, to the historical peninsula city where East meets West, Istanbul, providing opportunity to study how the layers of contemporary life are juxtaposed against the Architecture of antiquity.
Upon completion of his degree, Daniel apprenticed with an esteemed landscape designer, where he learned the importance of native landscaping in a local ecosystem. He discovered the transformative power of plants and their ability to enrich Architectural design.
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.