Danielle graduated in 2015 from the Syracuse School of Architecture in New York with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. She is a Maine Licensed Architect, Living Future accredited, a LEED Green Associate, and NCARB certified. While she was in school, she was also a freelance graphic designer, a volunteer for local refugee groups, and a design intern with a nonprofit in Cape Town, South Africa.
She received a citation for excellence in thesis design for her graduate project on negotiating the urban/rural edge in Cape Town, and a Chancellor’s Award for Community Engagement and Scholarship for her assessment of local food systems in Syracuse. After graduating, Danielle spent some time travelling in Northern Europe before joining Kaplan Thompson Architects in 2016.
Danielle says, “As an aspiring architect, I love learning about the multiple layers that constitute our built landscape–from the complex relationships between ecological processes and building forms to the historical and social dimensions that underline a neighborhood block. I believe architects have the agency to seek and create responsible models of design that are both socially and physically attainable. It’s this desire to intercede design development with environmental and cultural preservation that keeps me doing what I love!”
Danielle is currently interested in food systems, public architecture, urban design, and resiliency. She also enjoys mountain biking, speed skating, roller blading, and working her way through Jacques Pepin’s cookbook. Fun fact: Her family owns a hops farm.