Chava Danielson

Adjunct Professor
Otis College of
Art + Design

Harvard University

BA, UC Berkeley

Chava Danielson, AIA, is Principal of DSH // architecture with specialties in design, project advocacy, and serving non-profit organizations. She focuses on imparting beauty and sensitive programming to recharge underserved neighborhoods through educational, therapeutic and residential projects for non-profits committed to the community.

Danielson leads DSH's civic and child-centered work, including early education centers in which alternatives to conventional practices are employed to spark curiosity and wonder in the minds of young children. Larchmont Charter High School at Lafayette Park, an inventive adaptive reuse of the former New York Life Insurance headquarters, catalyzed the neighborhood’s revitalization and continues DSH's forward-looking approach to historic preservation.

Danielson is Adjunct Professor at Otis College of Art + Design where she teaches design studio and courses in urban history and theory. She served as chair of the Political Outreach Committee of the AIA Los Angeles, as Director for the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design and as a founding board member of Larchmont Charter School. She holds a M.Arch. from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.