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DAN WEISSMAN, AIA, Assoc. IALD

ASSOCIATE & DIRECTOR OF LAM LABS

A registered architect, Dan has over 10 years of experience in the field of architectural lighting, and currently leads the firm’s endeavors in digital technologies, Daylighting, and academic engagement as Director of Lam Labs. He regularly guest lectures and teaches at Boston area architectural institutions as co-founder and content director of the academically oriented web project, Section Cut, and is a member of the faculty at the Boston Architectural College. Dan was the principal designer of this website, along with Michael Joy and Jamie Perry. He is an accomplished woodcut artist and mandolinist, and a new father.

Selected Projects

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Institute of Architects
Associate, International Association of Lighting Designers
Member, International Dark Sky Association

TEACHING AND LECTURES

AIA Connecticut – Daylight Architecture, 2016
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Adjunct Faculty, Fall 2015
Boston Architectural College, Faculty 2012-Present, Adjunct Instructor 2006-2011
Wentworth Institute of Technology, Guest Lecturer & Critic, 2014-15
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Guest Lecturer, 2012-14
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Guest Lecturer, 2012-14

EDUCATION

Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Master in Design Studies

University of Michigan Taubman College
Master of Architecture

Boston Architectural College
Certificate in Design Education

Washington University in St. Louis
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

SELECTED AWARDS + GRANTS

2016 – Washington University Distinguished Young Alumni in Architecture
2013 – GE Edison Award of Excellence – Herscher Hall at Skirball Cultural Center
2012 – Green Carpet Award, Harvard Office for Sustainability
2012 – GE Edison Award: United States Institute of Peace
2012 – Edwin Guth Memorial Award for Interior Lighting
> United States Institute of Peace
> Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
2010 – AIA Henry Adams Medal, University of Michigan
2007 – $20,000 Grant – Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

LEDs: Taking Control, Architectural Lighting, 2014

Christoph Reinhart, Tarek Rakha & Dan Weissman (2014) Predicting the Daylit Area—A Comparison of Students Assessments and Simulations at Eleven Schools of Architecture, LEUKOS: The Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, 10:4, 193-206

Designing Process: Exemplar Community Development Project, Harvard GSD, Volume 3, 2012

Weissman, Dan and Omidfar, Azadeh; DESIGN WITH CLIMATE: The role of digital tools in computational analysis of site-specific architecture; in Hanif Kara and Andreas Georgoulias, Interdisciplinary Design, New York: Actar, 2012

Reinhart, Christoph F. and Weissman, Daniel A; The Daylit Area: Correlating Architectural Student Assessments With Current And Emerging Daylight Availability Metrics, Building and Environment, v50, p155-164, 2011