Daniel Smith

Leaf Architecture - Daniel Smith, Director

Leaf Architecture - Daniel Smith, Director

Daniel Smith has developed a significant portfolio of public and education projects completed over the last decade.

Daniel has been involved in all facets of educational projects; including client consultation, master planning, detail design, co-ordination of documentation and contract administration. This experience coupled with a natural affinity to building relationships with various stakeholder groups makes Daniel a personable and experienced architect and leader.

After delivering over 25 projects from concept to completion, Daniel’s notable skill is in ascertaining the needs of stakeholders with seemingly differing needs and delivering projects on time and on budget.

Daniel’s passion however is in Educational facilities, having spent his career concentrating on this sector with a comprehensive research and development focus. With his research in to Teaching and Learning, together with tours of many leading schools around Australia and New Zealand is built further upon an intimate knowledge of current education trends makes Daniel an inspiring education architect. This passion is furthered by his role as a Board Director of St Patrick's College, Campbelltown.

One of Daniel’s many strengths is his strong working knowledge of school funding guidelines with regard to the Commonwealth block grant authorities, having assisted the Wollongong Catholic Diocese with their funding applications from 2004 to 2009. This working knowledge of school funding ensures an optimised result for all school designs to ensure maximum exposure to Government assistance.

His notable experience includes, the masterplans of St Scholastica's College in Glebe, Good Samaritan College in Hinchinbrook and Chevalier College in Burradoo. The progressive development of a new high school, Corpus Christi High School and his creative adaptive reuse of facilities at St John the Evangelist High School in Nowra demonstrates his ability to breath a new life into out-dated buildings. This regional experience gives him a unique perspective and project understanding.