Daniel Abbott

 

 

Position Lecturer
Phone 805.756.5608
Email dabbott@calpoly.edu
Office 31-239

Areas of Expertise

Architectural Design, History and Theory
Architectural Rendering Drafting and Drawing
Manual Machining and Fabrication
Photography

Profile

Daniel serves as full-time faculty and program coordinator for the architecture program at Diablo Valley College, located in Pleasant Hill, California in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Over the past sixteen years, Daniel has taught architecture history, architectural graphics and first and second year design studios.  In the Spring semester he leads the capstone DVC design studio focusing on high-rise design as well as the Spring design-build studio which designs and fabricates projects to compete in the Cal Poly Design Village competition.   

After graduating from the University of Oregon, Daniel worked briefly with architect Donlyn Lyndon FAIA, before being employed in the offices of Christopher Alexander and later with Daniel Smith and Associates in Berkeley California where he focused on sustainable design.

Daniel served as principle investigator for a recent NSF grant in digital modeling and fabrication which brought new curriculum and technology to the architecture program at DVC.  Grant activities included the development of digital fabrication labs and the revitalization of the machine shop at Diablo Valley College.  Other projects included developing curriculum in architecture, manufacturing and industrial design and the creation of design-build projects focusing on parametric modeling and digital fabrication. 

Experience

Educational Credentials:

B.Arch University of Oregon, Eugene Oregon, 2001

Teaching Experience:

Lecturer, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Fall 2019
Professor, Diablo Valley College 2003-present

 

Professional Experience:

Donlyn Lyndon FAIA, Berkeley, California
Patternlanguage.com (formerly the Center for Environmental Structure) Berkeley, California
Daniel Smith and Associates, Architects, Berkeley, California

Scholarship

Selected Projects:

2015

  • SpaceX Hyperloop Competition, faculty advisor

2011-2015

  • Principle Investigator for National Science Foundation, Grant 1204981, Digital Modeling Analysis and Fabrication
  • Lead faculty for management of Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant.

Competition:

2009

  • United Colors of Benetton Building Design Competition, Tehran, Iran

2008

  • Designing the 21st Century Street, 9th Street Brooklyn Design Competition

2007

  • California Greenstop Design Competition

2005

  • Vision Akureyri, Town Planning Competition, Akureyri, Iceland

2003 

  • Housing and Urban Planning for 6000-8000 residents, Guanajuato, Mexico

2001

  • Queens Plaza, New York, Urban Planning Competition for the Van Alen Institute

 

 

Created 10.23.19

 

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