Seaside Prize Winner 1998
Daniel Solomon is an architect and urban designer whose 35-year career combines achievements in professional practice with academic pursuits of teaching and writing. Residential architecture and the interaction between housing and urban design have been the main focus of his work; however, he has also expanded into large-scale urban planning, regulatory structures that govern urban design and residential, commercial and institutional architecture. He is the founder and principal of Daniel Solomon Design Partners, which has been in practice in various configurations since 1967, from 2002 until July 2010 as WRT/Solomon E.T.C.
Solomon’s work has been widely published and has received over 85 design awards, gaining recognition from architecture organizations like the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Planning Association. In 2004 the AIA California chapter gave Solomon the Maybeck Award, which honors lifetime achievement by an individual architect for producing consistently distinguished design. Solomon was named “Housing Hero” in 2008 by the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition, an organization that advocates affordable housing across the city. He is a fellow in the American Institute of Architects and a co-founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism.
Solomon holds bachelor’s degrees in architecture from Columbia University and arts from Stanford University, and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. He is professor emeritus of architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a faculty member for 35 years. Solomon has authored several books including ReBuilding, Global City Blues and Cosmopolis. He has written many articles and regularly lectures in the United States and abroad.