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Daniel Elsea
Van Alen Council Co-Chair

A multidisciplinary urbanist and branding specialist, Daniel is a director and head of communications at Allies and Morrison, the London-based architecture and urbanism practice.  Daniel works on many of the practice’s international projects, especially at the early or competition stages. He blurs boundaries as a writer and editor, urban designer, and art director. He writes frequently, especially on public realm and landscape, architecture in the developing world, and on the built environment in contemporary art, having contributed to The Architects’ Journal, Architectural Record, Art Review, Building Design, Landscape Architecture Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, The South China Morning Post, The Wall Street Journal and The World of Interiors. A student of architectural history, politics and sustainable urban development, Daniel holds degrees from Williams College and the University of Oxford.