Portland, Maine Office



Daniel E. Backman, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB

Senior Associate

Daniel is a leader in Higher Education with 15 years of architectural experience in a wide variety of project sizes, types and delivery methods. This includes highly relevant, recent experience with the modernization and transformation of aging buildings into vibrant, contemporary and sustainable centers for learning and engagement. He is driven by a deep-rooted passion for designing spaces that stimulate creativity, collaboration and student success.


Daniel is adept at choreographing a programming and design process that synthesizes the needs and aspirations of diverse client and stakeholder groups into inspiring yet practical environments. A tested leader of organizationally complex projects, he is skilled at managing the contributions of robust project teams to ensure timely and efficient project delivery. Daniel’s breadth of experience and collaborative approach make him uniquely suited for technically complex and programmatically rich college and university projects.

Daniel earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. He is registered in Maine and California.

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