DIRECTOR | ARCHITECT
WHO IS DANIEL?
As a cofounder of SDA, Daniel is proudly unconventional. His constant quest for innovation is aimed squarely at solving clients’ problems, reaching their goals, and elevating people’s everyday experience. Daniel and his team excel at complex projects where there aren’t obvious solutions.
He feels incredibly fortunate to be able to come to work and imagine the best possible design that he can imagine for each and every client. With his innate powers of perception and ability to quickly absorb information, he is adept at anticipating people’s preferences and needs—a skill that allows him to build trust both with his clients and within his teams.
Daniel genuinely enjoys the process of uncovering the best solution for any design challenge. Daniel can be found out front – staying ahead of the curve, showing what’s possible even when others say it can’t be done. Across the board, Daniel challenges the status quo, elevates clients’ missions, and seeks to measurably improve lives and communities
ON BEING AN ARCHITECT
I am going to be honest, I cringe at the very thought of trying to articulate why I became an architect for fear of sounding as though I am trying to cram in as much architectural jargon in one sentence as I can. It really is quite simple for me. I love buildings, I love construction and I love the experience of watching an idea become a physical reality.
I love designing spaces that people enjoy being in. I love designing spaces that people don’t even know they want to be in. I genuinely enjoy being an architect and having people entrust their aspirations to me OR as my sons believe I like drawing pictures with crayons and yes I am the one colouring outside of the lines. As long as everyone is enjoying themselves everything is all good with me.