After working in historic worship spaces across Europe and the US in his family-owned liturgical arts studio, Daniel Winterich became interested in creating the same inspirational qualities of light within contemporary environments. The goal of his studio’s work is to create memorable places through light and light-altering materials. His practice, Studio Winterich, is a multi-discipline studio pursuing commissioned permanent and temporary art installations, design, and architectural projects.


Raised in a five-generation family business devoted to the liturgical arts, Daniel Winterich’s training in stained glass, painting, and mosaic work began in 1974. His extreme attention to craft, materials, and design details developed over these early years while working on ecclesiastical projects across the Midwest and southern states.

Upon completing his undergraduate design degree, Daniel’s interest in integrating art and architecture led him to work with three award-winning architectural firms from 1984 to 1994 and become a registered architect.

During his studies at the University of Cincinnati School of Architecture and Interior Design, Daniel expanded his education at the German stained glass studio Oidtmann Glasmalerei in 1982, where he apprenticed in glass painting while working with Germany’s leading glass artists.

After studies under Johannes Schreiter in 1994, one of Germany’s most renowned glass artists, Mr. Winterich started his art and architecture practice through Studio Winterich, where he pursues large-scale site-specific installations, autonomous artwork, and architectural projects.



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September 24, 2019

Case study: Finding a balance between openness and protection

At Studio Winterich, our work ranges from artistic expressions in glass to custom-designed architectural glass and beyond. One architectural glass challenge involved a client who wanted a new office and display area for an art…

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January 31, 2022

Time Space Existence Interview in Venice

After six months, the Time Space Existence Exhibition at the European Cultural Centre and the la Biennale draw to a close in Venice. The curators of our show, Bianca Bonaldi and Vittoria Mastrolilli, did this…

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August 21, 2023

International CODAawards

We are in the top 100 projects for the CODAawards! The annual prize recognizes collaborative projects integrating art into architecture or the public space. This year, there were over 400 submissions from 24 countries worldwide.

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    STUDIOS Architecture

  • London, England

    Morgan Lovell Design and Construction

  • San Mateo, CA

    The Watry Design Group

  • San Francisco, CA

    Quezada Architecture

  • Milpitas, CA

    Quezada Architecture

  • Rancho Cordova, CA

    STUDIOS Architecture

  • San Jose, CA

    STUDIOS Architecture

  • Sunnyvale, CA

    Quezada Architecture

  • San Francisco, CA

    Gensler Architects


  • Walnut Creek, CA

    Bashland Builders

  • Marin City, CA

    SMWM Architects

  • Solon, OH

    JH Winterich, Inc.

  • Oakland, CA

    Mark Horton / Architecture with Michael Harris Architecture

  • Mill Valley, CA

    Alfred Quezada, AIA and Cecilia Quezada, AIA Architects

  • Alameda, CA

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    David Broder, Architect

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    Catalina Szalay, Architect

  • San Francisco, CA

    John Marx, AIA