Daniel Wicke

Daniel holds a Bachelors of Architecture and Bachelors of Interior Architecture from Auburn University. During his studies, Daniel spent a semester study in Rome and was a part of Auburn’s Rural Studio Thesis Progam. Along with three teammates, he designed and built the Boys & Girls Club of Akron. Working extensively with the community the team formalized the organization of the club, raised nearly $130,000 in donations, and constructed the new facility of nearly 7,000 sq ft. He continues to serve on the club’s advisory board.

While in school, Daniel interned with Shui On Land in Shanghai, PRC and Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill in New York working on mixed use and hospitality projects.

Prior to joining Wheeler Kearns, Daniel was part of Rural Studio’s faculity as the Outreach / Thesis Instructor and Director’s Assistant. His duties as Outreach/Thesis Instructor include primary advisor to the Outreach program’s $20K House, co-teaching both the Outreach and Thesis programs with the studio’s director Andrew Freear, and overseeing continuing thesis projects. He has assembled Rural Studio’s work in the exhibit, Small Scale Big Change, at The Museum of Modern Art in New York and co-designed a Pavilion representing the Rural Studio for the exhibit, 1:1 Architects Build Small Spaces, at the V&A Museum in London. His work at the Rural Studio has been published in numerous periodicals, journals, and publications. In addition, he has lectured extensively on the work of the Rural Studio across the United States and in 7 countries.

Danny and his wife, also an architect, live in Chicago’s Logan Square with their dog Oliver.  He is currently on the project team for a new charter school as well as various projects with Intelligentsia.

2008                    . BArch & BIArch, Auburn University
Professional Experience
2011-present Wheeler Kearns Architects, Chicago, Project Architect
2008-present Make Tank, Co-founder
2006 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York, Intern
2005 Shui On Land, Shanghai, Intern
Academic Experience
2008-2013 Rural Studio/Auburn University, Auburn, Instructor
Professional Affiliations
2006-present US Green Building Council, Member, LEED AP
Lectures and Panels
2011 Artposium 2011, Colorado, “Shelter for the Soul”
2011 Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, “Educating the Citizen Architect”
2010 5th International Design Biennial, Belgium, “Educating the Citizen Architect”
2010 University of Alabama, Alabama, “Educating the Citizen Architect”
2010 AIA Tennessee State Convention, Tennessee, “Educating the Citizen Architect”
2010 IDEE; Stadtteilforum, Germany, “Educating the Citizen Architect”
2010 Learning Activism Symposium, Oregon, “Educating the Citizen Architect”
2010 Purchase College State University of New York, Panel Discussion
2010 Bruno Zevi Foundation, Italy, “Rural Studio & The 20K House”
2009 Bauhaus University, Weimar Germany, “Educating the Citizen Architect”
2009 Rosenheim University, Germany, “Educating the Citizen Architect”
2009 Bergische Universitat Wuppertal, Germany, “Educating the Citizen Architect”
2009 Cite De L’Architecture & Du Patrimoine, France, “Educating the Citizen Architect”
2007 IIDA Northern California Chapter, California, Panel Discussion
2005 Auburn University, Alabama, “2005 Shanghai”
Individual Honors
2011 Boys & Girls Club of Akron, One of World’s Most Beautiful Buildings
Travel + Leisure Magazine
2010 1:1 Architects Build Small Spaces Competition, Winner
2009 Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual
2009 Print Magazine’s Showcase Artist for South Region
2008 City of Akron Appreciation Award
2005-2007 Dean’s List, Auburn University
2005 Alagasco Design Competition, Finalist, Auburn University
2004 Faculty Design Commendation, Auburn University