Darin Daguanno

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Darin's passion for the profession sparked at an early age, beginning with an avid interest in tectonics and evolving into a successful architectural career.  His design philosophy has been shaped by a number of experiences, including a hearing impairment -- which gives him a unique perspective and constantly reminds him that truly impactful design activates and engages all of our senses. This mindset has strongly impacted his work as one of the firm's most talented senior healthcare designers. Darin earned BS in Architecture, Master of Architecture and Master of Engineering (Structural) degrees from the University of Michigan. He is a former AIA Michigan Young Architect of the Year Award recipient and has served as an adjunct professor at both the University of Detroit Mercy and Lawrence Technological University. “My first and strongest recommendation to my students is that they experience as many things and places as possible,” says Darin. “Experience is the architect’s greatest instructor.”