Grace Cho, CEO of Artrepreneur, talks with Danny Forster, principal of Danny Forster & Architecture, about great educators illuminating purposeful pathways, spotting opportunities even when you’re in a rut, defining a personal ethos, and using these distinctions to grow your business in a meaningful way.
Danny Forster is an architect, speaker, TV host and producer, and an expert on design and the built environment. As principal of Danny Forster & Architecture, Danny directs projects whose ingenuity and scope push the industry toward a smarter future, from building the world’s tallest modular hotel in New York City to partnering with Berkshire Hathaway company MiTek Inc. to create a transformative nationwide modular construction platform. His television projects, including Build It Bigger, which he hosted for seven seasons, and the Emmy Award-winning Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero, which he co-produced with Steven Spielberg, explore how buildings relate to and express people, culture, and history. Given his talent for explicating design concepts and changing the way people think about architecture, Danny is a sought-after professor and public speaker around the world, at global construction conferences, graduate courses at Harvard University, TED talks, and beyond.