Daniel Kahan received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1998 and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Florida in 2004. He was raised in Augusta, Georgia and grew up studying the traditional architecture of the south. He was also exposed to and informed by the modernist residential architecture practiced by his uncle in Mexico City. Before becoming a principal partner with Smith and Moore Architects he apprenticed with the firm while studying architecture collegiately. He has prided himself in the synthesis of classical order and form with modernist simplicity. He draws inspiration from a commitment to artistic integrity, a passion for detail, the use of fine materials, and exceptional workmanship. In 2011 he received the Elizabeth L. and John H. Schuler Award from the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach for Seascape, the oceanfront colonial residence. He is an active member in the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, among many other civic and architectural organizations.