Daniel E. Williams is an internationally recognized expert in sustainable architecture and urban and regional design. Mr. Williams is a member of the experts team for the Clinton Climate + Initiative, advising on projects in Toronto and London. He served as 2006 chair of the AIA’s Sustainability Task Group and sat on the national advisory council for EPA-NACEPT.
He participated in the development the 2010 Council of Mayor’s resolution that will reduce carbon emissions by 50%; wrote and chaired the AIA/EPA grant Water + Design; co-wrote the Barcelona Declaration on Sustainability; and has worked with dozens of communities around the country, specifically to assist in the rebuilding of towns and cities after natural disasters and the associated impacts from climate change.
In 2003 he chaired the National Committee on the Environment for the AIA and chaired the Task Force on the Environment and Energy for the Congress for the New Urbanism from 1996 – 2000 and won the first passive design award in Architecture from NASA in 1980.
His work on post-disaster smart growth urban and regional design projects won the 1999 and 2000 National Honor Award for Urban and Regional Design from the American Institute of Architects’ and the Catherine Brown Award for Urban Design in the American Landscape in 1999. His projects range in scale from “unplugged” residences to regional master plans of thousands of square miles - these designs integrate issues in ecology, economic development, transportation, agricultural preservation, education, water resource protection, smart growth and climate change.
Named University of Florida Eminent Scholar and Distinguished Alumni in 2000, his book Sustainable Design: Ecology, Architecture and Planning was named top five books on sustainable design by Planetizen. He teaches Ecological Design & Planning" for a Masters of Sustainable Design at the Singapore Extension at the University of Florida.
Dan holds multiple patents and is presently working on a book titled "...no small plans": An Ecological Approach to Regional Sustainability.