BArch, Rhode Island School of Design
Dan Wheeler, FAIA has taught within the UIC School of Architecture since 1992. He primarily teaches design studio and building technology courses in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. He served as the Interim Director of the UIC School of Architecture from 2006–7. He is past Interim Director of the Graham Foundation for the Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and remains on the Advisory Board of the Graham Foundation, the Chicago Architecture Club, and the Marwen Foundation. He has been a visiting critic/consultant to Auburn University's Rural Studio since 2002. Professor Wheeler lectures and acts as a juror regularly, professionally and academically, both nationally and abroad.
Wheeler is a practicing architect and is a principal of the Chicago firm Wheeler Kearns Architects. Prior to establishing WKA in 1987, he worked in the office of Machado Silvetti Architects in Boston and the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, where he held the rank of Associate and Studio Head. In 1985 he received the CCAIA Young Architect Award and was elevated to AIA Fellowship in 1998. The work of Wheeler Kearns has received numerous CCAIA Distinguished Building awards, Driehaus Awards, and the CCAIA Firm Award in 1996. Work of the firm is regularly featured in print, including the monograph Wheeler Kearns Architects, Ten Houses (1999).