Daniel Jost

Research Assistant

Dan grew up in the suburbs of Buffalo, New York, where the snow supported hours of sculpting and snowball fights. During the summer, he spent many weekends on the farm of a family friend, making forts out of hay bales, swimming in a spring-fed pond, and creating “towns” in the forest, using acorns and leaves scrounged from the forest floor as “currency”.

Before joining the NC State PhD in Design program and NLI, Daniel was a full-time writer/editor at Landscape Architecture Magazine, documenting landscapes around the country. As a landscape designer he collaborated on the planning and design of greenways, open spaces, and a bird viewing preserve.