About
Daniel Daou (Lebanon, 1982) is an architect, sci-fi theory nerd, avid traveler, photography enthusiast, indoor gardener, and a half-decent cook.

He is currently a fellow of Mexico’s National System for Art Creators from the National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA) and an associate professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) where he leads a thesis seminar at the Sustainable Environments Lab and teaches courses at the Urban-Environmental department of the School of Architecture. He is also a design studio instructor at the Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA) and an architecture masters thesis instructor at the Boston Architectural College (BAC).

Daniel is a Doctor of Design by Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) where he was a fellow of the Energy Council at the Center for the Environment and a member of New Geographies’ editorial board from 2013 to 2018 where he co-edited the ninth volume of the journal: Island.  

Daniel also holds a Master in City Planning (with a certificate in urban design) and a Master of Science in Architecture Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) which he completed with the support from  the Fulbright-García Robles program, the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT), and the FONCA. He holds a licentiate in Architecture and Urbanism from the UIA in Mexico City where he graduated top of his class in 2006.


Daniel has been involved, academically and professionally, in over 40 architecture, urbanism, and landscape projects spanning a dozen countries. He has been a research assistant, teaching fellow, and lecturer at MIT and the GSD; assistant professor at the Boston Architectural College (BAC) and associate professor at the Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT), and guest reviewer at the GSD, MIT, WIT, BAC, UIA, the University of Pennsylvania, Northeastern University, McGill University, the Danish Academy of the Arts, the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia and the Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Argentina, and Centro in Mexico. He has contributed over 60 essays on design for several magazines and journals including Domus Mexico, Arquine, Bitácora, Thresholds, Lunch, and New Geographies.

He lives in Mexico City with his cat, Tito.

Full CV.