Danielle Etzler is Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She teaches architecture design studios and courses in building technology.
A practicing Architect since 1995, Etzler was, until joining the GSD Faculty, an Associate Principal at SHoP Architects in New York where since 2004, among other projects, she directed the design effort and served as Project Manager for the 45,000 square foot Goldman Sachs Firm-wide Conference Center and Auditorium in the new Goldman Sachs World Headquarters in lower Manhattan, currently under construction. Previously she had worked with RA Heintges Architects-Consultants on the design of the curtain walls for Christian de Portzamparc's LVMH Tower and Raimund Abraham's Austrian Cultural Institute, after which she joined the Chicago office of Hammond Beeby and Babka.
Etzler received her BA from Bennington College and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University, where she was the recipient of awards from the American Institute of Architects, the American Association of University Women Foundation, and a William Kinne Memorial Fellowship for Post Graduate Travel and Research. She is a registered architect in Illinois and New York, and holds an NCARB certificate.