Project Description

Dan Freedman

Director of Facility Design

Dan has played an influential role in the inception and conceptualization of thematic and facility design projects around the world for 20+ years.  His abilities to understand the client needs, collaborate in the development of the program and spatially plan projects has been the focus of his experiences.  Project contributions for notable projects and clients include a range of Master Planning, Facility Design, Spatial Programming, Queue Analysis, Partner Integration, and Blue-sky development of innovative new ride systems.  Dan is also a noted inventor with multiple patents for ride systems, restraint systems and operational components.  Dan has a vast tribal knowledge of theme park components and a strong understanding of operational considerations in the early design phases of projects.  Dan’s 12+ years at Universal Creative allowed him to contribute to a vast number of projects with some notable IP’s including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Nintendo, Illumination, DreamWorks, Hasbro and many others.  Prior to Universal Creative, Dan conducted facility designs within the traditional architecture world with a range of projects including Hospitality, Commercial, Mixed Use, Residential, Institutional and Religious.

  • Universal Studios Florida – Opened and Non-disclosed Projects
  • Islands Of Adventure – Opened and Non-disclosed Projects
  • Universal Studios Hollywood – Non-disclosed Projects
  • Universal Studios Japan – Opened and Non-disclosed Projects
  • Universal Studios Singapore – Non-disclosed Projects
  • Universal Epic Universe
  • Non-disclosed thematic projects for Universal Creative and New Business Ventures
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