Daniela Holt Voith

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  • Yale School of Architecture, 1981
  • Bryn Mawr College, 1976

Years of practice



  • Voith & Mactavish Architect, LLP
  • Atkin, Voith and Associates

Professional organizations

  • Licensed in 1988
  • Joined AIA in 1988

Related websites


AIA, Connecticut, Delaware, LEED, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, commercial, institutional, interiors, landscape, residential



  • Master of Architecture. Yale University School of Architecture, New Haven, CT (1981)
  • Bachelor of Arts cum laude. Growth and Structure of Cities, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA (1976)

Career in Architecture

Daniela Holt Voith, AIALEED AP, is a founding principal of Voith & Mactavish Architects. she is registered in PA, CT, DE, MA, NJ, NY, and TX. Daniela has focused her career on planning and design for educational institutions. She is at the forefront of her field in both design theory and realized projects, and through frequent lectures to the educational and design communities, she enjoys sharing her investigations into architectural best practices.

Daniela is also an educator. Over the last twenty-five years, she has taught individual courses at Yale University, University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, and has developed and taught Bryn Mawr College’s design studio program. She often serves on juries for professional awards in architectural design and construction quality, as well as student competitions in design and planning.

Major Buildings and Projects

  • St. Andrew’s School, DE (Multiple phases of renovations and expansion of Athletic Facilities)
  • William Penn Charter School (Gold LEED certified Performing Arts Building)
  • Far Brook School (Master Plan, Renovations)
  • Moorestown Friends School (Renovation of Classroom Building )
  • Miquon School (Master Plan, Renovations, Classroom Buildings)
  • Springside School (Master Plan(3), Lower and Middle School Renovations/Additions)
  • Millbrook School (Master Plan (2), Holbrook Arts Center, Gold LEED certified Math & Sciences Center, Abbott Dormitory)
  • Germantown Friends School (Master Plan (3), Sharpless Building Addition, Hargroves Center, and Site Design)
  • Gwynedd-Mercy Academy (Master Plan, Cultural Arts Wing Addition, Athletic Facilities)
  • Darrow School (Master Plan)
  • Wharton School of Business (Renovation of Steinberg Hall Dietrich Hall)
  • Yale University (Renovation of Dwight Hall, Adaptive Reuse of 143 Elm)
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School (Spatial Planning Services, Multiple phases of Renovations)
  • Drexel University (Renovation of Westphal Picture Gallery)
  • Thomas Great Hall, Bryn Mawr College (Restoration and Renovation)
  • Moore College of Art & Design (Master Plan, Complete Renovation/Addition of academic spaces)
  • Swarthmore College (Site Improvements and Standards)
  • Mercer Museum (Renovations & Addition)
  • Bryn Mawr Theater Film Institute (Master Plan, Renovations, Additions)
  • Abington Free Library and Children’s Library (Renovation)


  • Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design, Bryn Mawr College (1996–present)
  • Visiting Lecturer in Architectural Design, Bryn Mawr College (1984–1995)
  • Advanced Studio Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania (1987)
  • First Year Studio Critic, Department of Architecture, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (1983–1986)
  • Senior Majors Studio, with Alec Purves, Department of Architecture, Yale University, New Haven, CT (1980–1981)
  • Introduction to Architecture, with Kent Bloomer, Department of Architecture, Yale University, New Haven, CT (1979)
  • Guest Studio Critic: Yale University, Williams College, Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania, Temple University

Institutional Affiliations

  • Philadelphia Zoning Advisory Group (2012 – Present)
  • Philadelphia Zoning Code Commission (2008 – 2011)
  • Architectural Advisory Committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission (2004 – 2008)
  • Team Pennsylvania Foundation Board (2003-2006)
  • American Institute of Architects
    • Philadelphia Chapter, President (1994)
    • Philadelphia Chapter, Vice-President (1993)
    • Philadelphia Chapter, Director (1991–1992)
    • Philadelphia Chapter, Awards Committee Chairperson (1989–1993)
  • Philadelphia Foundation for Architecture, Director (1994)
  • Forum for Executive Women
  • Carpenters’ Company of the City and County of Philadelphia
  • Design Advocacy Group
  • Union League of Philadelphia
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • National Parks and Conservation Association
  • International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
  • United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC)
  • Society of College and University Planning (SCUP)
  • Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA, ERAPPA, DVAPPA)
  • Association of College and University Housing Officers (ACUHO)
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • National Business Officers Association (NBOA)
  • Yale Club, Philadelphia