AIA, Director of Urban Design and Planning
As an architect, urban designer and planner, Dan Ringelstein believes that cities are the places where the strongest forces for change are at work, and where there is the greatest need to address issues of livability, function, and growth. The physical environment can be designed, and economic and political forces can be influenced by the design process. As a result, design plays an essential role in the public interest to stimulate, guide and influence debate, as well as public and private investment, at all urban scales—from street to neighborhood to city.
Dan Ringelstein brings this unique perspective to his work in urban environments around the world. He is interested in the physical characteristics of a place, and how planning, urban design, infrastructure and architecture can create a positive public environment. This is evident in the strong role he has played in getting complex projects of significant magnitude planned, implemented and built around the world.
As the leader of SOM’s City Design Practice in London, Ringelstein directs projects which focus on urban regeneration. He also guides the urban strategy of many architectural projects in the London office. Collaborating closely within a multidisciplinary team, he is able to assist in the development of all concepts with the client and specialist consultants.
Ringelstein has extensive experience working across differing cultures and contexts throughout the world. His urban design and planning skills include a strong ability to work in collaboration with regional authorities, city officials, public and private institutions, developers, specialist consultants, and individual communities to deliver long-term visions.