Daniel Crowther (MSRED '16, BAED '15)

Daniel Crowther.

by Rachel Teaman

Published May 20, 2019

At TM Montante, Daniel Crowther combines his interest in design and a keen collaborative facility as manager of development projects across the region, from Niagara Falls to downtown Buffalo.

Since joining TM Montante in 2016, he's directed projects involving historic tax credits, public approvals, financial analysis and design development. As a full-service developer, TMMontante closely engages with all project phases, from the selection of materials to construction management. As project manager, Crowther coordinates efforts across TM Montante Development, Montante Solar and Montante Construction throughout the development process.

Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital site.

At TM Montante, Daniel Crowther has overseen major developments throughout the Buffalo region, including the transformation of the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital site into Lancaster Square, a mixed-use urban place at Buffalo's Olmsed-designed Gates Circle.

Crowther returned to Buffalo mid-way through his undergraduate career, after beginning his architectural studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga. He earned his bachelor's in environmental design at UB and went right into the Master of Science in Architecture program as a member of the school's first cohort in real estate development studies.

He says he was drawn to Buffalo by the school's on-the-ground engagement with the city. "I felt everything I was doing as an undergraduate and graduate student was totally entrenched in the community. We were working directly with community stakeholders and designing projects that were in Buffalo. We were encouraged to study Buffalo's architectural heritage."

UB's real estate development program also introduced Crowther to TM Montante. The firm reached out to UB in 2015 to engage architecture students in a design competition for its reuse of a former hospital on Buffalo's Gates Circle. Crowther and his team made it to the finals, impressing TM Montante so much they hired him as an intern there that summer, and brought him on as part of the team by the fall.

Daniel Crowther says his position with TM Montante taps his background in architecture, real estate development and environmental design. "I am able to draw, and I'm also able to develop buidlings," he says, adding that he enjoys the collaborative nature of the work.