Daniele Burns

Project Designer

Daniele was born and raised in a small town in California’s Central Valley, where there are more cows than people. During her undergraduate studies in University of California Santa Barbara’s Environmental Science program, she had the opportunity to participate in a field research program in Chile to study vernacular architecture in local communities. Backpacking throughout South America for three months cemented her decision to pursue architecture as a career, with a goal to contribute to creating spaces that hold the intersection of community, sustainability, and the environment as paramount. When she returned to Santa Barbara, she got her start in the field working on custom luxury homes.

Daniele earned her Master of Architecture at the University of Southern California, while working for a general contractor to better understand constructability. She has had the opportunity to work on a wide array of projects, ranging from commercial architecture and interiors, multi-family developments, to retail and residential projects. When she’s not focused on a Revit model, she enjoys backpacking, reading, and throwing a ball around for her dog June. She looks forward to learning how to ski, and hopefully also learning how to ward off the moose. Cross your fingers for her.