Serge Drouin, AIA, DPLG

Founding Principal

Serge Drouin was born in Paris, France in a family of architects, art gallerists and artists.
He graduated from the École d’Architecture de Paris Belleville in 1998. Prior to co-founding AtelierTek, Serge worked at Polshek Partnership in New York from 1999-2000 on the Smith College Brown Fine Art Center. He joined Renzo Piano Building Workshop in 2000 to work on the New York Times building at first in Paris during all the Design Phases, and then moved to New York to oversee the three and a half years of construction until the completion of the building. Concurrently, he worked on the Columbia University Manhattanville Campus Master Plan and re-zoning, and on the design and construction of the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, the Lenfest Center for the Arts and The Forum in New York City. He also worked on the design of the envelope of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, and on the exterior envelope for Eighty Seven Park, a residential building in Miami. He also worked on confidential projects on concept design for super tall towers in NYC, and adaptive reuse private schools in NYC, London and China. 
Serge was Partner
at Renzo Piano Building Workshop and responsible of the New York office.  

Serge is a member of the AIA, and he is licensed in the US and in France. 

He has lectured at the School of Architecture of the University of Houston, at the CTBUH, the Architectural League of NY and the UNAM in Mexico City. He was guest critic at the Columbia University School of Architecture.  

Daniel Hammerman, AIA, LEED AP

Founding Principal

Daniel Hammerman is a licensed and registered architect, with a B.A. from Columbia University and M.Arch from the University of Pennsylvania.  Prior to co-founding AtelierTek, Daniel worked for over 12 years at Renzo Piano Building Workshop as a team leader on the design, development, and execution of the Kimbell Art Museum Expansion and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.  Daniel followed both projects
from design phase in Genoa, Italy through realization in Fort Worth and Los Angeles, navigating challenges of design, performance, construction, budget and schedule.  Prior to RPBW, Daniel worked several years at Studio Rinaldi, and interned at Penn-Tsinghua T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies, Atelier Ten, Frederic Schwartz Architects, Turett Collaborative Architects, and NYC Dept. of City Planning. 

Daniel has lectured widely including at the AIA Nevada / University of Nevada Las Vegas (2021), Facades Plus Los Angeles (2019), Preserving the Recent Past (Getty Conservation Institute / University of Southern California; 2019), Kansas State University (2016), AIA Fort Worth / Texas Society of Architects (2014), and Boston Society of Architects (2013), as well as serving as guest critic at SCI-Arc (2019), and his toughest presentation to date: Footpaths preschool at the Y of Washington Heights/Inwood.  

Daniel is a member of the AIA, the Architecture League of New York, and a signatory and working group member of US Architects Declare focusing on carbon, biodiversity, and social and environmental justice. 

Dana Lieber-Gal

Architect, Historic Preservationist

Dana is an architect and preservationist, with a creative design sensibility and a keen eye for material construction.  She holds a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from GSAPP, Columbia University, New York, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.

Prior to joining AtelierTek in 2023, she served as lab assistant at The Preservation Technology Lab GSAPP, where she contributed to the Material Video Series.  She also gained valuable expertise as an architect at one of Tel Aviv’s most influential architecture firms, primarily focusing on conserving historic buildings. Dana’s academic pursuits and practical engagements have led her to question conventional notions of preservation. In her thesis work, she explored the physical properties of materials and their wider cultural and political context.


Nader Wallerich

Architectural Designer

Nader joined AtelierTek in 2023 after years of highly accomplished efforts at Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Genova and New York, Selldorf Architects, and Trahan Architects. 

Nader has extensive experience on ambitious cultural, commercial, and education projects, managing design teams and high-level coordination with engineers and consultants, from early project stages through construction, both adaptive re-use and new construction. 

Nader earned a Master of Architecture with Certificate in Urban Design at the University of Maryland.

Anna-Maria Bolok

Architectural Intern

Anna is an architect hailing from Ukraine and Germany, where she completed her studies at Technical University Munich, followed by Erasmus at Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura in Barcelona.  Anna brings ambitious curiosity, clarity, creativity and technical skills to each project. 

Prior to joining AtelierTek in 2023, she worked for 2 years at allmanwappner in Munich on several large-scale projects, including an educational center, commercial and residential high-rises, with a particular focus on concept design, engineering integration, and facade development.  



Andrejs Zarins

Architectural Designer

Andrejs brings an interdiscplinary background, intense curiosity and thorough eye to AtelierTek. 

Andrejs holds a Master of Architecture from Pratt Institute and Bachelor of Arts from Occidental College.  Previous experiences include teaching about design and film, bicycle construction, and project management for a Boston-based construction and development company. His work at Pratt was awarded an endowed scholarship.


AtelierTek greatly appreciates the contributions of past collaborators Carrie Wilbert and Florence Methot.