Studio Profile
Daniel Toole Architecture is an award-winning architecture and urban design studio based in the Pacific Northwest, working nationally on contemporary, crafted, private, commercial, and public buildings and spaces with a careful attention to detail. The practice places importance on the sculpting of light and materials to create unexpected spaces for contemplation.

The studio works at all scales--from furniture to buildings to masterplans--and continues to grow, working on both coasts of the United States. Current projects include a series of single family residences throughout the west coast, multifamily mixed use buildings, and ongoing research into the sculptural potential of materials and intimate urban spaces.

DTA recently won a 2023 National AIA Small Project Award for Jade Alley in the Miami Design District, and the studio’s Madrona House in Seattle has been published in multiple journals including the New York Times.

Daniel Toole Architecture LLC is licensed to practice in Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Florida. 

Reciprocity is currently underway for California.

DTA is a certified Oregon Tier I Emerging Small Business (ESB).


People


Daniel Toole, AIA
Founder & Principal
daniel@danieltoole.com

Born in Austria and raised in Portland, Daniel has traveled and worked extensively throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Observing diverse intimate urban spaces along the way has inspired his work in architecture and urban design at all scales.

Daniel started independently practicing in 2013 after receiving the Miami Design District commissions during his Master's of Architecture at Harvard’s GSD. After balancing private projects with working in other offices, he founded Daniel Toole Architecture in 2020. With over 15 years of experience, he has designed award-winning private residences, housing, and cultural buildings, as well as landscapes and master plans independently and with various internationally recognized offices including Studio Rick Joy in Tucson, Barkow Leibinger Architects in Berlin, Perkins + Will in Seattle, and Allied Works Architecture in Portland, before founding DTA. 

A registered Architect in the states of Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Florida, he received his Bachelor’s of Architecture from the University of Oregon and his Master’s of Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He completed additional studies at Columbia University in New York City and Paris, as well as a year-long DAAD research grant from the German government at the TU Berlin. He published a book on his alleyway explorations, Tight Urbanism, in 2010 and has received numerous other design awards and fellowships.

Daniel is an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon School of Architecture and participates on studio reviews at universities throughout the United States and Europe.



Jason Argyropoulos
Director of Projects
jason@danieltoole.com

Jason offers a strong understanding of building craft, and is skilled in creating highly legible construction drawings and coordinating DTA’s consultant and construction teams. He provides technical leadership on the office’s most complex projects and is dedicated to a collaborative process that is committed to building with a high level of authorship and care.  Prior to DTA, Jason worked for a number of award winning architecture practices, including Studio Rick Joy in Tucson, Arizona and Allied Works Architecture in Portland, Oregon.

A native of Southern California, Jason grew up surfing, and became captivated by the meditative and transcendent qualities of light.  This early fascination with the ephemeral lead him to pursue photography, and later a career in filmmaking.  This interest is still present in his design work, finding inspiration in the interaction between light and matter.



Ákos Huber
Director of Fabrication, Project Lead
akos@danieltoole.com

Akos is a lead designer on projects across all scales at DTA while also directing the studio’s fabrication and material research efforts.

Originally from Hungary, his work has covered many fields ranging from furniture design to architecture, from drawings to sculpture. He completed his Master’s degree in architecture at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest. Ákos has lived, worked and explored art, design, and architecture in different global cities including Budapest, Berlin, Munich, London, and Portland. Cultural diversity, traveling, observing nature and landscapes are always a great source of inspiration for his designs.


Past collaborators:
Graham Day
Thad Nobuhara
David Joe Thomas


Clients
Dacra
LVMH
L Catterton Real Estate
Ryan Zygar


Awards
2023 AIA National Small Project Award for Jade Alley, Miami Design District (DTA as design architect, SB Architects as Architect of Record)

2023 AIA Oregon Citation Award for Madrona House

2021 AIA NW/Pacific Region & AIA Oregon Honor Awards for Corvallis Museum, Oregon (Daniel Toole as Project Architect for construction at Allied Works)

2019 AIA National Honor Award for Trumpf Smart Factory, Chicago (Daniel Toole as Project Designer at Barkow Leibinger Architects)


Publications
Madrona House in the New York Times

Madrona House in NUVO Magazine

Madrona House in Haeuser Magazine

Madrona House in Portrait Magazine

Jade Alley in Architectural Digest

Jade Alley in IW Magazine

Miami Alleys on ArchDaily

Atlantic Citylab

Town & Country

Architect magazine

Residential Architect magazine

The Atlantic