DHA was founded in 2003 and since that time the firm has won numerous awards and been widely published. Most recently, Dan Hisel Architect was included in DWELL magazine's 2015 Design Guide.  In 2010 Dan Hisel was named a Rising Star by Boston Home Magazine. Hisel was a winner of the Young Architects Forum by the Architectural League of New York in 2005. His project, The Heavy/Light House, won a Progressive Architecture Award Citation and a Boston Society of Architects award for unbuilt architecture. He also won a Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Traveling Fellowship. Hisel’s design work has been published in Architecture, Dwell, Architecture Boston, Assemblage, Young Architects 7: Situating, Young Americans: New Architecture in the USA, and Contemporary Prefab Houses, as well as other publications. He has exhibited his work at Yale University, the Van Alan Institute in New York, the Urban Center Galleries in New York, and the University of Kentucky.