Dan explains his architecture and planning approach as "original, skillful and affordable." His award-winning designs, significant international experience and emphasis on planning provide comprehensive leadership for the firm's Science + Technology group, ultimately ensuring the highest quality facilities within each client's budget. As leader within Perkins+Will's Science + Technology practice, Dan Watch has been responsible for the design of some of the most significant laboratory facilities both in the US and abroad. Through constant research, he is able to provide the latest trends and design solutions for clients of government, private sector, and academic research laboratories including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Homeland Security, National Institutes of Health and several academic academic and private industry research institutions. Additionally, Dan has been invited to speak at numerous noteworthy institutions including the Academy of Sciences in Beijing, Edinburgh's Science Parks and Harvard University. Dan has written and published three books. The first book, Building Type Basics for Research Laboratories, is a one-stop source for the essential information architects need to fast-start the laboratory design process. He followed this up with a second edition incorporating the latest trends and case studies. His third book, Research for the Global Good, looks at the new sciences and their impact on the global economy.