AIA, LEED AP BD+C
“I strive to approach each project without preconceptions.”
As a leader within DLR Group’s Cultural+Performing Arts Studio, Dan directs integrated design teams in the pursuit and implementation of world-class visual and performing arts venues. Dan has over 15 years of experience, and advocates for a process centered on collaboration between the client, project stakeholders, and the design team. He believes exceptional design for fine and performing arts venues arise out of a balance between technical and aspirational aspects that leave patrons with an authentic experience of the arts, and provides artists with the tools and environment they need to inspire audiences.
“I believe great design can only emerge out of close collaboration between clients and our project team.”
Dan believes giving back to the profession is critical. He has served as an educator in the Design School at Arizona State University, on the Board of Directors for AIA Arizona, as the Director for the AIA Young Architects Forum in the Western Mountain Region, and he continues to serve on the AIA Phoenix Metro Advisory Council. He channels his passion for the arts into advocacy as an executive on the board of directors for Artlink, Inc., a Phoenix-based non-profit organization whose mission is to connect artists, businesses, and the community. In recognition of Dan’s professional, service, and community achievements, he was awarded with both the AIA Phoenix Metro AIA10 Award, and the AIA Western Mountain Region Young Architects Award.