Assistant Adjunct Professor


Kevin Daly is the founder of Kevin Daly Architects, a renowned architectural practice focused on craft, construction systems, and material research. Work of the firm highlights the interrelationship of research and fabrication, material and form, and sustainability and livability. While declining to specialize in specific building types, the work focuses on clients in the public realm, creating communities for education, the arts and dwelling, often by giving a second life to existing buildings through reclamation and reconsideration.

Mr. Daly is the Design Principal-in-Charge for all of the office’s projects including the award-winning Valley Center House, four schools for the Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, and the Art Center College of Design South Campus Building. Current projects in the office include the modernization and expansion of UCLA’s School of Music, a new housing complex at UCSB, and the new Edison Language Academy, an innovative language immersion K-5 school for the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District. The firm has received over thirty design awards and been published globally.




Kevin Daly, FAIA, LEED AP
M.ARCH. Rice University
B.ARCH. University of California, Berkeley


2010 National AIA Honor Award: Camino Nuevo High School

2009 National AIA Honor Award for Education: Camino Nuevo High School

2011 American Architecture Award: Venice House

2010 ALA/CC Merit Award: Venice House

2010 BSA Honor Award for Interiors: Harvard College Library, Digital Media Library

2011 AIA/LA Design Awards: Venice House and Tahiti Housing

2009 ALA/LA Firm of the Year Award

2008 AIA/LA Next LA Award: Harvard University Art Museum

2007 AIA/CC Design Award: Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

2003 Gold Medal, Bruner Foundation for Urban Excellence: Camino Nuevo Charter Academy