Daniel Janotta, AIA

Daniel Janotta, AIA


Dan joined Johnson Fain in 1988 and is a Principal and senior designer on many projects. With over 30 years of experience, Dan has directed studio teams in the design of complex and challenging commercial, institutional, residential, and hospitality projects in the United States and overseas. As a Principal, he is involved with the client during all phases of project development and has a “hands-on” work style incorporating the latest computer software to achieve superior design solutions.

Dan attended the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where he earned his Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees. During the early 1980’s, Dan worked at an internationally prominent firm in Houston, Texas, on a design team responsible for the US Embassy in Saudi Arabia, laboratory buildings in Texas and the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, California. He is a registered architect in the State of California.

Dan is in charge of the integration of computer technology and its application throughout the design process at Johnson Fain. This includes BIM (REVIT), AutoCAD and computer visualization tools for animation and rendering using Photoshop, Sketchup and 3D Studio Max.  Dan is a member of the Century City Chamber of Commerce Arts Council and is an avid painter and furniture designer; his work is featured in local Los Angeles galleries.  Dan is a supporter of arts education, leads the Johnson Fain furniture design group and watercolor art program for the firm and also teaches furniture design at UCLA Extension.  


  • Master of Architecture, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL, 1980
  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL, 1978

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