Dan Morales is an architect licensed in the District of Columbia and Maryland. He received his Bachelors in Architecture from Pratt Institute where he spent a semester abroad in his childhood home of Rome, Italy. He received his Masters in Architecture from Syracuse University in Florence, Italy. After spending his post-graduate summer working with a local architect in Florence, he returned to Washington, DC to pursue town planning with Duany Plater Zyberk in their Kentlands Town Architect's office. He continued his planning work along with large-scale commercial and mixed-use projects with Torti-Gallas-CHK, Cooper Carry, and Cunningham + Quill Architects. While at The Hillier Group, Dan gained institutional architecture experience. His interest in residential architecture led him to work with Parkwood Homes, Horsey & Thorpe Architects, and Richard Leggin Architects. Currently, he is working at Gilday Renovations. His work has received several design awards.
Dan also currently serves on the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board and Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee. He is a member of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture, the Congress for New Urbanism, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, and a friend of the National Building Museum. He assisted in the DC Preservation League efforts to save H.H. Richardson's Warder-Totten House, and is active in the local Preservation scene in Montgomery County, Md. Through the DC AIA chapter Dan led two Architecture in the School classes at the Oyster Bilingual School. He is also a contributor to the local development blog, Greater Greater Washington.