Studio Instructor, Interior Design Program
Daniela Ghertovici is a designer, architect, and artist. She has been teaching at Harrington College of Design since 2003 and is currently a full-time graduate faculty member in Harrington’s interior design programs.
As Senior Architectural Professional at Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM), 2003-2008, she worked extensively on international large mixed-use developments, notably Burj Khalifa in Dubai UAE, the world’s tallest building, and Pearl River Tower, the world’s first net-zero energy skyscraper in China.
As Project Manager at L&H Real Estate Group, Daniela was a member of the Lead Executive Development Team for the Toronto Union Station Re-Development, in collaboration with Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Arup and Beyer Blinder Belle; the L&H team was selected as one of two international development consortiums to present proposals to the City of Toronto.
Her current work applies advanced digital technology, new media and parametric design to the development of innovative projects that push the envelope of conventional design process and practice. She exhibits her design projects and artwork extensively, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Skyscraper Museum in New York.
Daniela earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois of Chicago (UIC) and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a recipient of the prestigious Graham Foundation Grant.