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10/4/17

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Daniel O'Shaughnessy Profiled in Commercial Observer's List of Young Professionals to Watch

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Source: Commercial Observer

Back when Daniel O’Shaughnessy was a student at Georgia Institute of Technology and thinking of being a civil engineer, Atlanta was undergoing something of a renaissance. (It still is.)

“New life came into the city,” O’Shaughnessy said. “I was always interested in construction—but I slowly realized the importance to me was not so much the buildings as objects but how they interact…[with] the way people live and quality of life.”

O’Shaughnessy transitioned into urban planning, earning a master’s from the University of Pennsylvania, and wound up working in former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley’s office on a fellowship.

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