Daniel Vasini

Design Critic in Landscape Architecture

Born in Venezuela, raised abroad and educated in North America, Daniel graduated with a Master in Architecture with honors from Southern Californian Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), and was granted a Fulbright Scholar in 2004 by the Institute of International education.

Now based in the Netherlands, Daniel Vasini practices as project director for West 8, working in close collaboration with founding partner Adriaan Geuze. He is focused on conceiving designs and creating landscapes that are unique to its location and establish identity as second nature.  He has led internationally recognized projects with a multidisciplinary approach; shifting scales from strategic masterplans to transformative park designs followed by iconic public spaces, which accommodate 21st Century infrastructure needs and the challenges of urbanization.

Prior to joining West8, Daniel worked with Phil Enquist at Skidmore Owings & Merrill, urban design-planning studio in Chicago and London.  In 2012, Daniel received the Silver Medal Prize for the Malecon of Puerto Vallarta in the category of Best Urban Design Project by the Federation of Mexican Architects (FCARM).

Daniel is frequently engaged as a design critic, lecturer or visiting followings at universities tied to his multicultural background.