Daniel brings his creative vision to the visitor experience for resorts, retail, mixed-use development, healthcare facilities, sports and entertainment, urban districts, and corporate offices. He leads a multidisciplinary design staff of 30, with projects in over 35 countries, and he has over 15 years of experience in architecture, planning, placemaking, wayfinding, sustainable design, interior design, and healthcare planning.
Originally from Mexico City and fluent in English, Spanish, and Hebrew, Daniel uses his traveling experiences to inform his design, bringing a love of culture to each of his projects. As a senior principal and architectural designer for our Visioning. Brands. Experiences. group, Daniel creates tangible, memorable connections for the end user.
Daniel has won several ICSC design competitions on the future of retail as well an AIA award, and placement on ICSC’s 20 under 40, class of 2016. He’s known for delivering groundbreaking projects like Distrito Santa Fe, a 9.2 Million square feet mixed use development in Mexico City; Gran Patio Santa Fe in Mexico City, a 2.1 million square foot, mixed-use retail center in one city block; Cityset, Denver’s latest gastronomic hospitality village and Silver Medal for the ICSC US Design and Development Award in 2014 for Best Mixed Use Project; and Commerce Square in downtown Philadelphia, where he shifted the paradigm of a corporate environment.
For Daniel, every situation brings an opportunity to learn something new, and every design requires some reinvention. It keeps things interesting.