Danny Collins


Currently working at KPF architects in Manhattan. I am part of the platform and plaza team of Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States housing over 17 million sf of commercial and residential space and is helping to transform the west side of Manhattan. I am an Alumni of Drury University in Springfield, MO, I earned a Masters degree in Architecture as well as a Masters degree in Business Administration. In addition to these academic achievements, I used all four years of my NCAA athletics eligibility to play for Drury University’s soccer team. Given these activities, I have become extremely goal-oriented and skilled in time management. My competitive character, which stemmed from athletics, is balanced by what I have learned from my academic endeavours; to make level-headed decisions under pressure, to collaborate with members of a team, and to problem solve with integrity. The structured creativity that architecture demands is ideal for my personality and skills. Architecture blends both the creative and the practical. My father is a structural engineer which sparked my interest in the built environment. I appreciate the details of a building and reflect upon the feeling attached to a space I am entering. I chose to pursue a degree in architecture because I realize how much the built environment influences our daily lives. The basic need of shelter can be an act of both personal expression and social demand. In addition, earning my MBA has enabled me to be more aware of the process from the early schematic stages of design until the final request of the client has been met. I aspire to benefit society as a whole through my skills, knowledge and deep respect for environmentally sound design.