Regional Arts and Culture Planner
Daniel Solomon Koff joined MAPC in 2018 as a Regional Arts and Culture Planner. He leads cultural planning projects, manages the continued development of MAPC’s Arts & Planning Toolkit, and participates in the design and implementation of MAPC’s arts and culture-focused professional development program for planners, artists, and community developers throughout the region.
Prior to joining MAPC, Daniel worked as a Senior Designer with Favermann Design, a locally based consultancy that develops community branding, wayfinding, and placemaking strategies for over a dozen cities and towns in Massachusetts. He was an Instructor at Olin College of Engineering, where he taught two human-centered design courses. Additionally, Daniel has worked as a consultant for over ten years with clients in Cambridge and the Merrimack Valley, where he developed the Lowell Waterways Vitality Initiative Action Plan, and in Lawrence, where he produced the Union Crossing Public Art Master Plan and The Path, an interpretive digital history trail.
In 2015 Daniel received a Master in Design Studies with a concentration in Art, Design, and the Public Domain from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. In 2006, he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Social Design and History at Washington University in St. Louis.
Areas of Expertise: Arts and culture planning, human-centered design, public design, community engagement, visioning and strategy development, graphic design, wayfinding, socially-engaged art, and digital storytelling including video production, audio recording, and interactive web development.