Daniel Elsea

A multi-disciplinary urbanist and branding specialist, Daniel joined Allies and Morrison in 2016 as Head of Communications.

With an MSc in Sustainable Urban Development from the University of Oxford and a BA in Politics and a concentration in History of Architecture from Williams College (Massachusetts, USA), Daniel blurs boundaries as a writer and editor, journalist and art director, urban designer and architectural curator. Shortlisted for the AJ Writing Prize, he has published widely on architecture, the public realm and visual culture with his by-line appearing in a diverse range of publications from Art Review and Architectural Record to The Wall Street Journal and The World of Interiors, and he is currently a regular contributor to Building Design and Landscape Architecture Magazine. Before joining the practice he held a multi-faceted role as a marketer and designer in London, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Beijing.

Daniel is responsible for Allies and Morrison’s communications including publishing, media and exhibitions. He plays a role in advancing practice-wide initiatives, submissions and outreach.

Daniel also represents Allies and Morrison on the International Council of the Van Alen Institute in New York; and in June 2018, he assumed the role of Council co-chair, helping to guide its programming and work in cities around the world.