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A native San Franciscan, Daniel 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


Architectural Registrations


California (initial state of licensure) 1982  C12671

8+ 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


Community Service

City of Novato

  • Downtown Facade Improvement Program Committee - Joint Chairman

  • Citizens Advisory Committee for Grant Avenue Improvements – Member

  • Permit Streamlining Committee - Member

Novato Chamber of Commerce

  • Economic Development Committee - Member


City of San Rafael, Redevelopment Agency

  • Downtown Vision Committee” Member

  • Pro Bono Ideas for Fourth Street Improvements -Participant/Submitter

  • Julia Street Design Subcommittee - Member and Host

  • San Rafael Gateway Committee - Member


Novato Youth Center

  • Audit Committee - Member 2005-Present

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Architect NCARB

Projects Director 


Tony has led a broad range of projects across the U.S., including community recreation centers, retail and commercial architecture for national and local clients, as well as mixed-use and residential architecture. He is currently working as Projects Director for DMAIA on projects including Wineries, Mixed Use Developments, Retail and various tenant improvements projects. Remodels and Ground Up projects.


Outside of work, he is actively involved with his local community as an active member of the bicycle and pedestrian committee and an advisor on the real estate development committee for the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market.


Architectural Registration & Board Certification                        

California C31593                                                     

Texas 17860

Colorado ARC-306479

NCARB Certification, License 56002



1994 University of Houston | Texas – Master of Architecture

1991 University of Houston | Texas – B.S., Computer Design Technology


Committees, Affiliations & Presentations

  • Town of Corte Madera – Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee Member 2016-Present

  • Town of Corte Madera – Accessibility Advisory Commissioner 2014-2016

  • SF Wholesale Produce Market – Real Estate Development Committee, Advisor 2015-present​

  • SPECS 2016 Convention – Store Planning, Equipment, Construction and Facilities, Speaker

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