Daniel is a research architect in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Post-Digital Design. He is currently an Adjunct Studio Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy New York. He has a Masters in Design, Theory and Pedagogy and a Masters in Architectural Technologies from SCI-Arc. He served as a teaching assistant in SCI-Arc's first Artificial Intelligence Research studio with David Ruy and in 2018 led an Artificial Intelligence Advanced Research Workshop at Pratt with Karel Klein. His other research focuses on new pedagogical models for architectural education, and new models of practice and project delivery. He is passionate about developing blockchain business applications for the design and construction industries and has an interest in research-based studios without a "physical bias". He works within an experimental and speculative ideology but remains dedicated to industry applications. His previous research includes robotics, machine vision, digital assemblies, and alternative housing models. He has founded two successful businesses and is currently working on a blockchain start-up. He previously studied architecture at University College London and holds a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Medal for outstanding student work. Early in his career, Daniel worked at Philadelphia-based Venturi Scott Brown and Associates for five years, as a member of a team that designed a new science building at the University of Pennsylvania, a government center in Toulouse, and a resort in Japan.
He previously formed a design-build firm in Stamford, Connecticut, where he designed and built numerous homes for over 15 years.