DKAD

About

W H O  W E  A R E

ABOUT US


 

This is Daniel Kopec Architectural Design, and we are not your average architecture firm. Get to know us and what we do.

 

Our Philosophy

We believe that simplicity is elegant, timelessness outweighs trends, and good architecture serves all of us, from the public structures of our schools and churches to the private comfort of our homes. We are champions of natural light, crafters of efficient space, and advocates for our clients. We strive to strike a balance between beautiful aesthetics and structural integrity, and we are proud to do so through sustainable practices.

Our Team

Architecture is a collaborative effort.  We have built lasting relationships with engineers, design consultants, and material suppliers to bring accurate, reliable insight on projects. We work shoulder-to-shoulder with trusted contractors and tradespeople to ensure that design visions are executed beautifully and accurately. And perhaps most importantly, we have always maintained an excellent design team. Over the years our collaborators include:

Eric Bieber, Andrea Camargo, Gabriel Cañizo, Stephen Cho, Alexander Cutrona, Larissa Eteson, Jack Lares, Stephen Staronka

 

Services

PRACTICES
NEW CONSTRUCTION                            RENOVATIONS + RESTORATION HISTORIC PRESERVATION
ENERGY EFFICIENCY + GREEN DESIGN

SERVICES
FEASIBILITY STUDIES
SPACE PLANNING
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
3D VISUALIZATION
CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION

SECTORS
RESIDENTIAL
COMMERCIAL
INSTITUTIONAL


 


Meet Daniel

Daniel founded DKAD on his passion for craft and construction, a passion he has fostered from a very young age. He approaches his work with the eyes of a designer, the knowledge of a builder, and the interests of his clients. Leading the team at DKAD, Daniel plays an active role in each part of the process. 

With a B.Arch from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a M.Arch from Yale University, Daniel has accumulated over two decades of experience in the field, having led design teams in the New York offices of Perkins + Will and Guerin Glass Architects, and most proudly, worked on the World Trade Center Transit Hub during his tenure in the office of Santiago Calatrava.

Daniel currently maintains an architectural license in New Jersey and New York. 

Outside of DKAD, Daniel has taught architectural design at NJIT, where he was distinguished with the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015 and he recently completed a 2 year term on the Glen Ridge Historic Preservation Commission.  Beyond architecture, he has coached youth wrestling and lacrosse, served as an assistant Scoutmaster, and together with his wife and two boys manages a community garden that provides fresh produce for a local food pantry.

 
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