Daniel Toole
Founder & Principal

Born in Austria and raised in the Pacific Northwest, 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 and working in other offices, he founded Daniel Toole Architecture in 2020. He has designed private residences, multifamily, and commercial buildings, landscapes, and master plans independently and with various internationally recognized offices including Rick Joy Architects, Barkow Leibinger Architects, Perkins + Will, and Allied Works Architecture, before founding Daniel Toole Architecture in 2020. 

A registered Architect in the states of Oregon and Washington, 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 Technical University of Berlin. He published a book on his alleyway explorations, Tight Urbanism, in 2010 and has received numerous other design awards and fellowships.

Daniel is currently an adjunct instructor at the University of Oregon School of Architecture and has participated on studio reviews at universities throughout the United States and Europe.

Jason Argyropoulos
Director of Projects

Ákos Huber
Director of Fabrication, Project Lead

Past collaborators:
Graham Day
Thad Nobuhara
David Joe Thomas

Studio Profile
Daniel Toole Architecture is a full service architecture and planning studio that blurs the boundaries between the city, landscape, and building with a careful attention to detail. The practice places focus on the interplay of light and materials to create unexpected spaces for contemplation.

Currently working between Portland and Seattle, the studio designs at multiple scales--from furniture to masterplans--and continues to work on projects on both coasts of the United States and throughout the Pacific Northwest. Current projects include single family residences in Seattle, housing projects in Portland, and continual research on materials and intimate urban spaces.

L Catterton Real Estate
Ryan Zygar

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

2014 IIDA Northern Pacific Best in Public Award for Northeastern University Seattle Campus (Daniel Toole as Project Designer at Perkins+Will)

2014 DAAD German Federal Graduate Study Scholarship
studying post-Deutsches Werkbund craft culture in architecture for a year based in Berlin

2014 Hart Howerton Travel Fellowship
studying architecture, landscape, and urbanism in Finland, Sweden, and Norway

2011 Cavin Fellowship - First Prize in design competition

2010 AIA Seattle Emerging Professionals Travel Fellowship

Concrete Alley in Architectural Digest

Miami Alleys on ArchDaily

The Atlantic Citylab

Town & Country

"City Meets the Mountain" in Harvard GSD Platform 7


Architect magazine

Residential Architect magazine

Atlantic Citylab