Daniel Inocente Jr.

Senior Designer | Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, New York, NY

Member of AIAA Space Architecture Technical Committee (SATC)


Daniel Inocente is a Senior Designer currently with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in New York City, New York. Daniel integrates architectural design with innovative methods by leveraging building science and computational design. His work applied computational design as a contemporary approach to Architecture, leading by first principles and solving complex relationships that range from concept development to manufacturing. He works on projects across sectors including skyscrapers, transportation, aviation, government, cultural, science, education, and space architecture. Projects he has worked on at SOM include the Zhuhai Tower, Charenton Tower, Guiyang World Trade Center, Zhongtian Tower, Hangzhou Tower, and others. Daniel also formulates interdisciplinary research to support practical applications. As part of larger project teams, he focuses on concept design, design development, building physics simulation, and constructability.

In addition to professional practice, his passion for space and cross-sector research has led him to initiate and foster private-public partnerships with government and academia for future exploration initiatives within SOM. By working with agencies that include ESA and academia at MIT’s AeroAstro, his goal is to expand the role of the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry through international and cross-sectoral collaboration. His work in Space Architecture has been exhibited, presented, and published at the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), AIAA Year in Review, IEEE, Architect Magazine, American Society of Civil Engineers, New Scientist Live, MIT, ESA’s Space 4 Inspiration and more recently at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021.

Daniel is currently working on the design of multiple large-scale mixed-use developments and research projects with space industry partners.