Dan Weissman, AIA, Assc. IALD, is an Associate and Director of Lam Partners in Cambridge MA, as well as a co-founder and Director of Content at Section Cut.
Lam Partners first hired Dan after he spent 2005’s Washington University School Of Architecture Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner at sitting with awardee and Lam Principal Paul Zaferiou, who suggested Dan come to Cambridge because “we have bagels on Fridays” (sold!). During this first stint at Lam, Dan, with colleagues, collaborated on numerous projects with Moshe Safdie, for which the design team won top design awards. In 2016 Dan was awarded the Distinguished Recent Alumni Award from WU's Sam Fox School.
In 2008 Dan left Lam Partners to attend University of Michigan’s Taubman College, where he studied in the informal cities of Brazil and China, thesized about Landfill Urbanism, and won the Henry Adams Medal upon earning an MArch in 2010. Immediately after, Dan bolted back to Cambridge to pursue a Master of Design Studies Degree at Harvard GSD, where he worked in post-earthquake Haiti and published peer-reviewed daylighting research with Professor Christoph Reinhart at MIT.
After completing his degree at Harvard, Dan joined Safdie Architects, serving as the office’s “Master Grasshopperer.” Then, in 2014, Dan returned to Lam under new auspices: he created Lam Labs, the firm’s nascent research and development wing, and serves as Director. He is also an Associate at the firm, managing design projects in addition to the Lab.
Dan loves to teach, and has been a faculty member of the Boston Architectural College since 2012, having taught numerous design studios and Building Technology courses since beginning his teaching career at the College in 2006. Most recently, he taught Daylighting at Harvard GSD, and often lectures at local institutions in the Boston area.
Dan is also an accomplished woodblock printer, woodworker, and mandolinist.