Daniel Hapton

Assistant Professor

Dan Hapton (He/Him) is an architectural designer and educator. He is an Assistant Professor of Architecture (Teaching) at the University of Calgary and principal of AITCH Design Ltd. Dan earned his M.Arch degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles–one of the world’s premier institutes for research and innovation in the field of architecture–where he was awarded the Henry Adams Medal from the American Institute of Architects for top-ranked graduates.

He was mentored by Morphosis–a world-renowned design firm–during his time as a student and soon after practiced in the office of Eric Owen Moss, where he played a significant role in constructing the award-winning experimental restaurant Vespertine. Before Southern California, he practiced with architecture studios in Copenhagen and Berlin. Dan has an interdisciplinary background, holding a Bachelor of Environmental Design (Honours) from the University of British Columbia and a Cabinet Maker’s Certificate from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. His designs have won acknowledgments in several regional and national venues and can be seen at www.aitch.ca


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Daniel Hapton

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B.ENDS (University of British Columbia)

M.ARCH (Southern California Institute of Architecture, SCI-Arc)


Research Interests

  • Design Methods
  • Design Theory
  • Design Pedagogy
  • Project Delivery