Daniel Castner, AIA

Life Science Practice Director

Where were you born?

Hackettstown, NJ, where M&M’s are made. I grew up in the gardeny part of the Garden State.

Why do you like to work at Mancini?

I love the sense of collaboration, optimism, and chemistry amongst the team.

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What’s the best thing about working at Mancini?

The best thing about working at Mancini is being connected with a leading firm with such a strong reputation. Mancini has been a leader in the New York design world for over 100 years, which isn’t by accident. The strength of the team will continue to raise the bar for many years to come.

Where is your favorite travel destination?

I love traveling where red wine is part of the culture. Paris, the Rioja, and Siena, Italy, where I did a summer abroad.

What’s something you’d still love to learn?

I’d like to learn to play an instrument or speak French.

What is something you collect?

Maps (any kind) and baseball cards.

Who inspires you the most in your field?

I enjoy following Bjarke Ingels. We are both obsessed with Lego; I think it’s essential for design to be both playful and fascinating.

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