Daniel Solomon was principal architect of the David Brower Center, where his festival session takes place. He has built a career around the concepts of New Urbanism. Solomon is a partner in the Mithun | Solomon San Francisco office. His long list of awards and personal recognition includes the Maybeck Award for lifetime design achievement from the California Council, AIA, and the Seaside Prize for contributions to American Urbanism. He is Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley and Kea Distinguished Professor at the University of Maryland. He serves as lead designer on many projects and as design advisor and critic on others, in both the San Francisco and Seattle offices. He serves clients throughout the country and internationally.