Cities are the places where the strongest forces for change are at work and where there is the greatest need to address issues of liveability, function and growth. The physical environment can be designed, and economic and political forces can be influenced by the design process. As a result, design plays an essential role in the public interest to stimulate, guide and influence debate as well as public and private investment at all urban scales, from street to neighbourhood to city.
Dan Ringelstein brings a unique perspective to his many accomplishments in urban environments around the world. As an architect, urban designer and planner, he is interested in the physical characteristics of a place and how planning, urban design, infrastructure and architecture can create a positive public environment. This is evident in the strong role he has played in getting complex projects of significant magnitude planned, implemented and built around the world.
As the leader of SOM’s City Design Practice in London, Dan directs projects which focus on the urban regeneration of our cities. He also guides the urban strategy of many architectural projects in the Lon-don office. Collaborating closely within a multi-disciplinary team, he is able to assist in the development of all concepts with the client and specialist consultants.
Dan has extensive experience working across differing cultures and contexts throughout the world. His urban design and planning skills include a strong ability to work in collaboration with regional authorities, city officials, public and private institutions, developers, specialist consultants and individual communities to deliver long-term visions.