Daniel Morales is a practicing architect and urban planner, currently with Parkwood Homes, a TND builder based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, with operations in Maryland, Colorado, and Utah. After getting a masters degree in architecture from Syracuse University, Morales worked for DPZ in the town architect office in Kentlands, Maryland, and then a number of new urban firms. He graduated from Pratt Institute and Syracuse University. Ever since architecture school, Morales has been fascinated by how and why we respond to the buildings that provide the back drop to our daily lives. This interest led to contributing papers to International conferences such as 'Harmonious Beauty, the Aesthetics of Humane Architecture' and 'Eclecticism, the Architecture of Liberal Democracy.' Born and raised in Washington DC and Rome, Italy, Morales lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his family.