Master of Architecture, Tulane University, 2004

Bachelor of Architecture, Tulane University, 1991


• Registered Architect - Louisiana

• US Green Build Council - LA Chapter


When considering the principles adaptive, versatile, and engaged, it is difficult not to think of Daniel Winkert (“Wink”). Throughout his more than 30 years in architecture, Wink has undergone many notable adaptive reuse projects, from turning the former Sewell Cadillac building into the Rouses Market at 701 Baronne to the Make It Right homes in the lower ninth ward. Projects like the downtown Rouses and the St. Joe Lofts (an old warehouse Wink adapted into 63 residential units) underscores Wink’s desire to simultaneously preserve and advance the unique character of New Orleans buildings and spaces.


Wink’s versatility speaks for itself. He has worked on many commercial spaces and residential spaces throughout the region. He has also developed institutional spaces like the Lafitte Greenway. The constant through Wink’s projects is a focus on sustainability. From the Global Green project that pushed the limit of sustainability in early post-Katrina New Orleans to Second Line Stages -- the first LEED Gold film studio in the nation -- to the delicate balance of sustainability and affordability he achieved with the Make It Right homes, environmental awareness is a core tenant of Wink’s work.


Throughout all of Wink’s varied projects, he has maintained the same philosophy on client engagement: to constantly revisit and re-calibrate a project based on a client’s needs. This philosophy has led to his ability to navigate the various options and design solutions that come with New Orleans’ unique conditions to find the best possible result for the client. He accomplishes this through his wealth of knowledge and experience as well as his close relationship with City Planning, where he was an employee before Hurricane Katrina. Through his work at Williams Architects, Wink has seized the opportunity to take the rich stock of New Orleans Architecture and often re-envision new ways of looking at it.



Recent Projects: 

• Make It Right - New Orleans, LA

• Langenstein's - River Ridge, LA

• Rouses Supermarket - New Orleans, LA and Kenner, LA

• St. Joe Lofts - New Orleans, LA

• Global Green Holy Cross Project - New Orleans, LA

• Holy Cross Master Plan - New Orleans, LA