Dan Ciolino is an award winning designer, Registered Architect, and LEED Accredited Professional with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University.  He currently is working for KGD Architecture based out of Arlington, VA.  Earlier this year he moved from Washington DC to Austin, TX and has been working remotely for KGD; but now is looking for the right fit in Austin.  Dan won an AIA award for his design work on the Riyadh Metro Project. This was an individual award for his design and leadership on the project.


Dan believes in an architecture that carefully considers site, material, and culture. His goal is to spread thoughtful, modern design via architecture.  He is very passionate about the build environment and loves architecture.  Dan has experience with office, courthouse, police, prison, and transportation architecture; and most recently residential architecture.  He also has experience with all phases of the architectural process: from planning and conceptual design to construction administration.  Over the past few years Dan has been a leader in his offices.  He led teams as a designer as well as a project architect.  Dan has very strong design skills and a comprehensive knowledge of BIM.  The value he places on data integrated design has led him to computational design, which he sees as being important for architecture's future.



BIM / Revit

Adobe Design Suite

3D Modeling - SketchUp / Rhino

Rendering - Vray


Computational Design - Grasshopper / Dynamo


Web Design - Adobe Muse / Edge Catalyst

Coding - Python / Java

Syracuse University

School of Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture  2008


Client Relations

Interpersonal Communication

Hand Sketching

Data in Buildings


     Conceptual Design

Web Design

Building Science

Construction Documentation

Team Management

     Passion and Enthusiasm

AIA Herlong Memorial Award*


Riyadh Metro - Riyadh, KSA

*Individual Award



DBIA National Award

Office Buildings - National Design-Build Award

The William A. Jones III Building -Andrews Air Force Base, MD



KGD Architecture


April 2015 - Present




July 2008 - April 2015


Frank Colasurdo Architect


2005 - 2007


Proudest Moments


Being elected to New Jersey's All-State High School Tennis Team.


Winning an AIA award.


Passing his last ARE test.


Being a godfather to his niece Gianna.

Dan Ciolino AIA, leed AP