About Me

DANIEL J. STRENING, AIA

I grew up just north of Chicago, IL – a city that influenced my belief in the importance of Architecture. I have since had the good fortune of living, working and studying in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. I feel that Architecture is best understood and pursued as the union of art, culture and technology.

I bring this breadth of cultural experience to bear on all of my design projects. I seek design solutions that make sense for my clients and as a result, I’m comfortable working in multiple idioms of design – Contemporary, Traditional, some combination of the two; ultimately, I judge my work on how well it reflects my clients.

In addition to Architecture, I have a passion for opera, traveling, the arts and history. I also coach a youth lacrosse team, and play in a men’s hockey league.

EDUCATION

B.A. Trinity College (CT) – Classical Civilization
1995 Rome, Italy | 1995 Caesarea, Israel

M.Arch. University of Oregon
1999 Kyoto, Japan | 2000 Rome, Italy
Graduate Research Fellow – Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory

LICENSURE | ACCREDITATION

CA License # 30308
LEED Accredited Professional

AWARDS

‘Cyclisk’ – AIA Design Award 2010
MOCA Design Competition – Honorable Mention
Southpoint: Ruin to Rejuvenation – Selection for Publication
CAVIN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP, 2009 – Finalist

ACADEMIC WORK

Santa Rosa Junior College – Community Education
Rome: Art and Architecture of the Eternal City

INTERESTS | AFFILIATIONS

Santa Rosa Design Review Board Member

US Green Building Council Redwood Empire Chapter

AIA Redwood Empire Board of Directors | Director at Large

NorthXNorth Coast Lecture Series