Danielle Etzler is Assistant Professor of Architecture at the GSD, where she teaches architecture design studios and building construction. Her research focuses on the relational systems of project delivery and the representational languages of construction, with a special interest in the intersection between the digital and physical production of drawings.
Prior to joining the GSD in 2009, Etzler was an Associate Principal at SHoP Architects in New York, following extensive work with the Chicago office of Hammond Beeby and Babka, and the New York office of RA Heintges Architects-Consultants. She received a Bachelor of Arts in painting from Bennington College and her Masters of Architecture from Columbia University, where she was the recipient of awards from the American Institute of Architects and the American Association of University Women Foundation, as well as the William Kinne Memorial Fellowship for Post Graduate Travel and Research.
A practicing architect since 1995, Etzler is licensed in Illinois and New York, and holds an NCARB certificate. She was the recipient of a 2012 Dean’s research grant, and in spring 2013, the GSD student forum voted her ArchitectureTeacher of the Year.