Daniel R. Samuels Architect offers complete architectural services for custom residential and light commercial projects. With special expertise in historic restoration, adaptive reuse and contextual design, we have provided architectural design and construction administration services for new construction, renovations and additions since 2000.

I have been licensed to practice architecture in the State of Louisiana since 1995. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, I received my architectural education at the University of Oregon and Tulane University. (B. Arch., Tulane University, 1985).

While in school, and for an extended period following graduation from architecture school, I worked in construction as a laborer and carpenter’s helper. It was my privilege to receive hands-on experience, working alongside some of the city’s finest traditional artisans, on projects involving the repair and restoration of several of New Orleans’ oldest buildings.

My internships with New Orleans architects David M. Leake and Peter Trapolin deepened my understanding of the profession as a collaborative process. I learned the importance of listening to and absorbing clients’ needs, and experienced the gratification that stems from answering these needs through creative problem-solving.

This experience and training laid the foundation for my approach to architectural practice-an approach that is grounded in the importance of communication, an attention to detail, a thorough knowledge of materials and construction assemblies, and a commitment to creating architecture that responds to its place and time, generates a sense of delight, and that resolves clients’ needs within their budget.