Dan founded Landing Studio in 2005. Landing Studio is a design and planning practice that develops tactics for positively integrating active global industries into their local contexts. Since 2004, Landing Studio has worked on projects with port facilities and communities in Boston and New York through the design of headquarters buildings, port infrastructure, demolition plans, shared industrial/public park landscapes, light installations, festivals, museum exhibitions, and industrial/community operations agreements. Research includes the study of port facilities, ocean transport, mining operations, and industrial ecologies around the world.
From 2006-2007 Dan co-taught design studios at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design on the topic of mixed maritime industrial and urban development in the port of Belfast, N. Ireland.
Dan has a BSArch from the University of Michigan, and an MArch from Harvard University, where he received the AIA Medal, and Kelly Thesis Prize, as well as the Druker Research Fellowship; for ongoing research studying global production and transport of salt and the unique integration of this industry with communities and ecology.