Daniel Macdonald AIA NCARB

President and Founder

A native San Franciscan, Mr. Macdonald received a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California at Berkeley after serving as an aircrewman with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.  He has been involved with architectural projects throughout the United States since 1977.  His diversified experience ranges from major corporate office facilities to numerous commercial/retail mixed-use projects, civic, educational, assisted living, and custom, single and multi-family residential buildings.




Master of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley 1979

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of California, Berkeley 1977


California (initial state of licensure) 1982  C12671

20+ other States (individual State’s information available upon request)

Professional Organizations

American Institute of Architects (AIA), Member

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Certificate Holder

USGBC Firm Member

Community Service

City of Novato

“General Plan Update Steering Committee” Member 2009 - Current

“Downtown Facade Improvement Program Committee”,

Joint Chairman 2000-2002

“Citizens Advisory Committee for Grant Avenue Improvements”,

Member 2001-2003

“Permit Streamlining Committee”, Member 2002-Present

“Parking Committee”, Member 2004-2005

Novato Chamber of Commerce

“Economic Development Committee”, Member 1999-2005

City of San Rafael, Redevelopment Agency

“Downtown Vision Committee”, Member 1995-96

“Pro Bono Ideas for Fourth Street Improvements” Participant/Submitter 1995

“Julia Street Design Subcommittee” Member and Host 1995

”San Rafael Gateway Committee”, Member 1995

Novato Youth Center

“Audit Committee”, Member 2005-Present