Daniel E. Williams, is a Seattle author and practicing architect and planner. He is an internationally recognized expert in sustainable architecture and urban and regional design. A member of the experts team for the Clinton Climate + Initiative, he is advising on projects in Toronto and London. He served as 2006 chair of the National AIA's Sustainability Task Group and was a member of the national advisory council for United States Environmental Protection Agency, EPA - NACEPT. In 2011 he will chair the national jury for AIA Regional and Urban Design Awards.
Mr. Williams has been an invited speaker and held workshops at national conventions for AIA, APA, ASES, ASLA, AWRA, CNU, ULI, and USGBC. He participated in the development of the Council of Mayor's 2030 resolution; he presented Watershed Planning Initiatives for the Center for Neighborhood Technologies in Chicago; wrote and directed the AIA/EPA grant - Conference on Water + Design in Washington D.C.; and co-authored the Barcelona Declaration of Sustainability for UIA.
In 2003 he chaired the National Committee on the Environment -COTE - for the American Institute of Architects and chaired the Task Force on the Environment and Energy for the Congress for the New Urbanism from 1996 - 2000. Mr. Williams won his first passive design award in Architecture from NASA in 1980.
In 2001 he directed the corridor study for the Seattle Monorail and was on the Mayor's Committee for Sustainable Seattle and the Seattle Design Review Board. Formerly he was Associate Research Professor at the University of Miami Center for Urban and Community Design where he wrote and directed the WIN Plan - a smart-growth initiative funded by the water management district for 500 square miles of south Florida. While Director for the University of Florida, Center for Education and Research he wrote and directed a study developing smart growth urban and regional design initiatives after Hurricane Andrew - these projects won the 1999 and 2000 National Honor Award for Urban and Regional Design from the American Institute of Architects' and the Catherine Brown Award for Urban Design in the American Landscape in 1999.
Mr. Williams was named Eminent Scholar and Distinguished Alumni in 2000 at the University of Florida and was inducted as Fellow in the American Institute of Architects in 1998. His book Sustainable Design: Ecology, Architecture and Planning published Earthday 2007 was named top five books in planning by Planetizen in 2007 and runner up to best book on sustainable design by the Royal Architects in 2007. He is presently working on a book titled Sustainable Cities: Design, Planning and Climate Change.
continue to site...