Dan has been practicing in the Kansas City market since 1989, focusing on straightforward, resourceful solutions to innovatively defined problems. Dan is the Civic market leader at Dake Wells Architecture, and in his role as Director of the Kansas City office he leads a wide variety of project types including community, civic, educational, and residential.
Dan’s goal on all projects is to create authentic places for people to gather and connect that are deeply rooted in their site and context. His pursuit of design excellence for his clients has resulted in numerous local, regional, and national AIA awards.
A frequent lecturer on design-related topics, Dan also writes for architectural and design publications, providing an insider’s view of the architectural process to those outside of the profession. In 2018-19, Dan wrote and hosted a podcast for DWELL magazine called RM-3 (Raw Materials 3 Ways) that explores the sources of building materials.