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Daniel Joseph Chenin

As a native Nevadan, Daniel Joseph Chenin, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP has a deep affinity for the American South-west—its powerful landscapes, its vivid colors and its various ecological challenges. For Chenin, the environment provides both scarcity and abundance—a perennial dearth of water as well as seemingly limitless sunshine.

A proponent of environmentally sensitive design, Daniel’s approach to sustainability is rooted in the environmental realities of the American Southwest. For him, green design is about form, shape and order to harness natural elements of desert ecosystems.


Daniel’s approach to design is multi-dimensional comprising both architecture and interior design. Prior to founding Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd., he was the design director at an ID100 ranked interior design firm with top-tier projects throughout the world. He worked on international resort properties for premier brands such as Four Seasons, Auberge Resorts and Wynn Resorts.


A passionate supporter of architecture students and emerging professionals, Daniel has for two decades been active in Nevada educational and organizational circles. For a decade he served as an adjunct professor at his alma mater, UNLV, teaching a diverse range of design courses in both architecture and interior design.

Daniel graduated first in his class from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) and was awarded the prestigious Fielden Medal for Academic Excellence in Architecture and the College of Fine Arts' Most Outstanding Graduate Scholarship. He holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s in Architecture from the school. 


Daniel is a licensed architect in multiple states, certified by the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB), and an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Daniel’s accolades include AIA Nevada Silver Medal in 2021, AIA Western Mountain Region (WMR) Young Architect Award in 2014, the AIA Nevada Young Architect Award in 2012, and the AIA Nevada Distinguished Service Associate Award in 2010.


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