Meet our Design Manager
As much a creative aesthete as a problem-solver, Dany has spent 15 years at the helm of numerous architectural projects, both in Australia and internationally. With extensive experience in architectural design, strategic design and master planning, through to every facet of project implementation, Dany leads the Piety Group design team in formulating solutions that consistently inspire.
Taking a holistic approach to architecture, Dany believes in creating functional, robust and visually engaging spaces that support and encourage their inhabitants to live, work and interact in harmony with their physical surrounds. He has a long-standing interest in how creative design and its realisation can improve the lives and wellbeing of people, not merely accommodate them.
Architecture and Design
With a focus on environmental issues, Dany is interested in the ecological impact of architectural design and implementation choices, and how any adverse effects can be minimised. His approach not only addresses the practical aspects of form design but is particularly attentive to the connection between a building and its cultural, physical and climatic context.
His management focus comes to the fore in his ability to coordinate project requirements with approving authorities and in working with team members, contractors and stakeholders to ensure best implementation of designs and technologies, whilst ensuring compliance within regulatory codes and to completion deadlines.
Passionate and energetic, Dany is highly respected in his field, by both clients and peers alike. His innovative vision and considered approach to delivering solutions make him an invaluable member of the Piety Group team.
Away from the desk or project site, Dany can be found jogging on the vibrant Sydney foreshore or focusing his mind for the next challenge through the practice of yoga and meditation.
“As an architect, I always start by orienting the building in such a way that it will reduce its carbon footprint through cross ventilation, solar access, and adequate shading. Being mindful of the social aspect is very important when it comes to its sustainability: knowing who will be the end user, how they operate, and how they will use the public spaces. It will direct the design in different directions to allow for a space that will meet their requirements. Bernard Tschumi identified this as Event Space. After all architecture is not just about the space or the form, it is experienced through what happens inside it.”