Dan Hisel Architect is a design studio committed to the enrichment of contemporary life through the poetic articulation of spatial experience. Our design approach to each project emerges from a clear understanding of the life to be lived (the client's needs, routines, and rituals), the intricacies of a specific site, the creative milieu of our contemporary culture, the urgency of sustainable building practices, and the ever-present constraints of time and money. The goal is always to arrive at original solutions that resonate in meaningful ways with those that encounter them. Sometimes the poetic idea is a simple one: make the building act as a frame, for example, in order to foreground the activities of kids in an art school. Sometimes it is more existential: make the building disappear altogether. Regardless of the tactic, the strategy remains the same: minimal gestures for maximal effect.
Dan Hisel Architect provides design services for a broad array of challenges, sites and scales; from furniture pieces, to private residences, to commercial and institutional projects.
Hisel is currently an Adjunct Faculty member teaching design at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. He has taught previously at Roger Williams University, California College of the Arts in San Francisco, Syracuse University, Catholic University, and Iowa State University.