Professional Profile: Daniel Figueredo 2019

Daniel Figueredo

Name: Daniel Figueredo

Title: Partner, Design Director

Company: R. E. Dinneen Architects & Planners

Location: 123 North Washington St., Boston, MA 02114

Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

Family: My husband Onix & Casper the cat, a large extended family

College: University of Puerto Rico and Boston Architectural College

First job unrelated to your current field: Salesperson at GAP

First job in current field: Freelance model-maker for thesis students.

What your firm does now and its plans for the future?: We are specialists in the life sciences and corporate interiors. We are increasing the amount of building repositioning work and ground up office/lab facilities.

Hobbies: Gardening, cooking, drawing/painting, exercising, reading.

Favorite novel: Anything by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, “Of Love and Other Demons” and “100 Years of Solitude” are top favorites.

Favorite film: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”

Keys to success: Perseverance, discipline and honesty. Talent is nothing without them. 

Person(s) you most admire (outside of family): Pope Francis, for being the voice of reason and compassion in such divisive times. 

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be?: An artist, because I can’t be away from working with color.