danDan is a structural engineer in Thornton Tomasetti’s CORE studio, where he works on the design of specialty structures, custom engineering software, and R&D. When existing software is a barrier, he writes custom scripts to close the gap between a designer’s imagination and the feedback from engineering analysis. He has worked with many architects and artists at the conceptual level to develop structural schemes that capture the design intent.

Dan has dual degrees from Penn State in Sculpture and Civil Engineering, while his graduate work at Princeton’s Form Finding Lab focused on the formfinding and optimization of structural morphologies for solar shading. Dan’s more recent work explores ways artificial intelligence can be used to mimic the way an experience engineer approaches the conceptual design process to give architects quick feedback early in the design process.

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