Daniel Solomon Koff


Academic Partner; Adjunct Instructor


Daniel Koff portrait, surrounded by trees in a green suit


Milas Hall Library Lower Level, L38




  • MDes, Art, Design, and the Public Domain, Harvard GSD
  • BA from Washington University in St. Louis, double major in Social Design and History, minor in Architecture

select courses taught

  • Collaborative Design
  • Design Nature
  • Special Topics in Engineering: Public Space as Public Sphere


  • Best Cinematography for a Documentary, Boston International Film Festival 2011
  • Mass Inc. Innovation Award 2017

Daniel Solomon Koff is an instructor in practice at Olin College where he teaches “Collaborative Design” and a course that provides an introduction to architecture and urbanism: “Public Space as Public Sphere.”

He has also taught Design Nature, and has been affiliated with the College since 2017.

In addition to working closely with Olin Students, Koff works on projects that improve the public domain through creating cultural capacity. He consults on strategic planning and immersive installation projects through his practice at Solomon Office, serves as a Project Manager + Designer at Civic Space Collaborative, and works as the Community Preservation Coordinator for his home town of the City of Malden, managing a $1m annual fund for Affordable Housing, Historic Preservation, and Open Space and Recreation.

In his spare time you may find Koff taking dance classes with Jean Appolon Expressions, where he serves as Board Co-Chair and is managing the company’s development of a new home studio in Nubian Square, Boston.