Danielle McGuire

AIA, DBIA, LEED® Green Associate

Managing Principal - Science Practice Leader

San Francisco


Danielle grew up thinking she would follow her passions into a life of physics and space exploration, only to fall in love with architecture during her freshman year of college. Combining a deep interest in science and the creation of new places, she now leads our Science Practice and is experienced in new construction as well as renovation projects for commercial life science, academic, and institutional research buildings. Naturally curious, Danielle spends time with researchers to understand how they work now, how they might want to work in the future, and how the built environment can support the ever-changing world of scientific discovery. In addition to her formal education in architecture, Danielle holds an MBA, which allows her to bring a unique sensitivity to budget, schedule, and value creation to every project.

Even as technology advances, it’s the people—their thinking, ideas, and ‘a-ha’ moments—that are the key to discovering what we don’t yet know. We partner with our clients to create adaptable buildings that accommodate the ever-changing needs of scientific equipment, while never losing sight of the need to design good spaces for the people who fuel discoveries.

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