DSH // architecture has completed numerous educational, residential, commercial, urban and landscape projects since its founding in 1997. Our design work operates at a range of scales, from attention to the details of color and light, design of sites and landscape, an appreciation of the broader urban context, and issues unearthed by a consideration of history.
The work of DSH has been published in a variety of print and digital media such as Dwell, Residential Architect, The Los Angeles Times, and a number of books, and has been exhibited both locally and internationally. Recent awards include those from the AIA/Los Angeles, the AIA/California, the Los Angeles Conservancy, the Los Angeles Business Council, the California Preservation Foundation, and the Spark Design Awards. The partners of DSH actively participate in the architectural community through lectures, design competitions, teaching, conference presentations, and involvement with professional organizations.
Principal Chava Danielson, AIA, holds a Master of Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley in Comparative Literature. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design, where she teaches design studio and urban history and theory. She has served as the Chair of the Political Outreach Committee of the AIA/Los Angeles, as a Director for the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design where she edited and wrote for the newsletter, and was a founding board member of Larchmont Charter Schools.
Principal Eric Haas, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a licensed architect and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Southern California, where he coordinates the 2nd year graduate comprehensive design studio, teaches the undergraduate degree project seminar and studio, and coordinates an advanced building technology course. He received a Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida, studied at the Vicenza Institute of Architecture and holds an M.Arch. from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.