Dan Dege

Project Architect


Associate of Science – Northwest Technical Institute


American Institute of Architects
Registered Architect in Minnesota & Hawaii

Community Service

Dan looks forward to serving on mission trips which have recently included trips to Bulgaria and China.

Dan Dege was a founding Principal in 1984 and is the “Daniels” in the Finn Daniels name. Dan has been involved in a wide variety of projects, including retail, food service, office, warehouse, and multi-family (including affordable housing). Throughout his career at Finn Daniels Architects, Dan has worked on more than a thousand projects, with experience including: existing conditions surveys, code research, design development, interior design, construction documents, project management, bid phase services, and construction administration, enabling him to provide the most knowledgeable information that is pertinent to each project and client.

Dan is a passionate dog lover – but owns nary a dog. He is also an avid traveler much to the chagrin of his wife, who does not get to travel enough. In his spare time (which is none) he likes to garden, and the deer thank him for his efforts. He, along with his wife, built their cabin with their own hands in the north woods of Minnesota over an 11-year period of time.

Favorite quote:
“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read”
~Groucho Marx