Dan Weissman

Lecturer in Architecture

Dan Weissman is an Architect, Lighting Designer, and researcher – a Senior Associate and Director of Lam Labs at Lam Partners and Lecturer in Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design. At Lam, Dan and his colleagues collaborate with architects and landscape architects to help them find the essence of their work through the medium of light, which has led to many fruitful collaborations including The Memorial to Peace and Justice with MASS Design Group, Solbe Early Childhood Center with SuperNormal, Harvard ArtLab with Barkow Leibinger, and the ICA Watershed with Anmahian Winton. Dan’s lighting design at Lynn Beyond Walls helped the project win the 2021 AIA Regional & Urban Design Award. In 2018 Dan was named one of 40 under 40 International Lighting Designers by Lighting Magazine, and in 2020 he lead the winning team entry to illuminate the Lechmere Viaduct connecting Boston to Cambridge. He is also an active member of the IES Sustainable Design Committee and Solemma’s Climate Studio Product Advisory Group.

Formerly on the faculty at the Boston Architectural College, Dan teaches lighting across many settings – at the GSD, as well as Lam’s executive education program Lam Academy, and regularly guest lectures on lighting topics nationally and internationally. He holds a Master in Design Studies from Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Master in Architecture from the University of Michigan where he was the Henry Adams Medal Winner; he also holds a Certificate in Design Education from the BAC and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. Beyond the world of light and architecture, Dan is an avid musician and amateur luthier of mandolin-family instruments.