Dana J. Laudani
Raised on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, Mr. Laudani felt a deep connection to the natural beauty of Cape Cod and Nantucket Sound. Learning to sailed created a regard for function and respect for appropriate technology. The traditional, regional vernacular architecture he grew up around influenced his belief in simple materials beautifully used, pragmatic solutions and a respect for context.
An honor's student at the world famous Rhode Island School of Design led to admission into its highly selective European Honors Program housed in the 16th century Palazzo Cenci in Rome, Italy. An architectural internship in London soon followed with Summer study in Paris focused on the decorative arts and the history of furniture. Extensive European and Asian travel rounded out his under graduate education obtaining a B.F.A. 1990 and B.ARCH. 1991. Mr. Laudani's creative work has been exhibited on both sides of the Atlantic and is present in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian.
First working in Boston on a range of civic, educational and hospitality projects before turning to further his education.
Mr. Laudani attended Yale University's School of Architecture, graduating with a Master's of Architecture, Post-Professional Degree in 1997.
Making his home in New York City he received extensive experience in high-end, high touch retail design. Soon the opportunity to design residences presented itself. He has completed built work in 10 states nationwide. He has often been a guest critic at Pratt Institute and Rensselaer Polytechnic.
An extensive traveler, Mr. Laudani has visited 21 countries spanning the globe.
Mr. Laudani enjoys bringing together in a highly coordinated way interior design, architecture, personal collections and the pragmatic needs of his clients.