Abacus Architects

DANIEL KLEIN

Project Manager

Education

BS in Civil Engineering (Structural), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2003)

Associate Degree in Architectural Technology, Milwaukee Area Technical College (1984)

Professional Credentials

Registered Architect in Wisconsin and Colorado

About Daniel

Daniel has always liked to draw, design and figure out how things are built. A strong drafting program in high school only encouraged his curiosity, and helped convince him to pursue a career in architecture. A two-year degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College got him in the door, and Daniel gained broad exposure to the field in his first jobs. Realizing after some years that he wanted more in-depth education, Daniel earned a degree in civil engineering with a structural emphasis at UWM in the evenings, while working full-time during the day. Daniel believes his experience in architecture and education in civil engineering enable him to offer clients a high level of technical expertise in all the different types of construction. With more than 30 years in the profession behind him, Daniel was attracted to Abacus by the variety of projects and the firm’s culture.

On working with him

“I’m very conscientious about the documents I produce. Ultimately, they communicate the scale, the look of a project, all the materials, and how it gets built.”

On his favorite project

“I’ve done some very high end residential, once-in-a-lifetime projects, but the most meaningful projects to me have been ones that benefit the community.”

On his own time

“My wife and I like to take walks with our dog, work on our house, and go camping, kayaking and mountain climbing in Colorado.”

On relational architecture

“You listen to the client. It’s their building, ultimately they’re the ones who are going to be in it. As an architect, it’s my job to help clients visual the building, to assure them of the end result throughout the process.”

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