Dan is an Registered Architect (UK) and Urban Designer with twenty-four years of experience in planning, design, and management of architectural, urban design, and master planning projects in the United States, Asia and the Middle East. He has overseen design deliverables to public and private clients in 6 countries, completing architecture design, urban planning, branding and development projects spanning more than 25 cities, and led design teams for international firms including Foster + Partners, AECOM, ATKINS, and IBI Group.
Dan holds a Master of Science in Architectural Studies from the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a specialization in Urban Design. At MIT, Dan conducted extensive archival research and designed urban redevelopment interventions for post-conflict conditions in Jerusalem and Sarajevo. Originally trained in the classical beaux-arts tradition of architectural design at Ion Mincu University in Bucharest, Romania, Dan finished his BArch at the University of Nottingham, England. Practicing in Singapore, United States, and China, Dan is conversant with American, European and Asian professional practices.
Dan’s recent representative projects include the New Apple Park, and vision master plan for the California High Speed Rail (Foster + Partners), regional and urban plans, regeneration, new towns, tourism master plans, and architectural design in Chinese cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Shenzhen, Dali, Ningbo, Turpan (AECOM, IBI Group), architectural design and planning of health districts in Kuwait and Singapore, and conceptual designs for new towns and resorts in Dubai, Rabat and Algiers, Morocco (TRO Jung Brannen). As an architect, his work on urban regeneration and residential estates in Singapore (HDB), university and campus buildings in the US (CBT Architects) have received the Asian Habitat Society’s Green Habitat Award for Best Planning and Design Practice, and Society of College and University Planning Excellence in Architecture Award.
- Courses Taught
ARCH 207D The Cultures of Practice