Dan Cecil

Auburn, Maine Office



Daniel W. Cecil, AIA


It seems Dan has always been going to school. His educational journey extended over 13 years beginning at Rice University in Houston for degrees in Architecture, Fine Arts and almost-Sociology (one course short), to Rome on a two-year Thomas Watson Foundation grant to wander through Italy sketching the great buildings and monuments, to Yale University for a Masters in Architecture, and back to Rome on a one-year Fulbright Fellowship to research historical drawing at the Vatican and Uffizi museums.
As a leader in Harriman’s K-12 practice, Dan spends many days and nights meeting with teachers, students and administrators. “I have always been intensely interested in the behavioral aspects of design; how design impacts users. My interest in sociology has come in handy. I am continually exploring how space improves the social aspects of learning and teaching.”
Dan’s love of education, design, and art came together at the Kennebunk Elementary School where his silhouetted drawings of children form a random frieze throughout the school. Dan lives with his wife in Brunswick, where the high school is an award-winning building he designed.
When not in the office or at a school board meeting, you may find Dan at the Maine College of Art sketching.