It is with extreme sorrow we share news of the sudden and unexpected passing of 2019 AIA Rhode Island Chapter President, Dan Kwasniewski, AIA on Friday evening, March 1st.

Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Dan was touched by his warm heart, ebullient spirit and positive energy. He lit up every room he walked into, and we loved him dearly for it. Professionally, Dan’s exuberant energy was only matched by his impact in the architectural field: locally, nationally and internationally. Dan was a tremendous mentor to his students at Roger Williams University, and leader to us in AIA Rhode Island. Dan was a visionary, and his vision for the future of our Chapter was especially strong. He will be sorely missed.

Our hearts go out to Dan’s family, his husband, and his children in the face of this tragic loss.

Additional information about memorial services will be made available on this webpage as per the wishes of his family.  We know you join us all in offering our heartfelt condolences to them, and to each other.


Caroline Stevens, AIAri Executive Director

Jonathan M. Taylor, AIA 2019 Vice President / President Elect

Additional Information: 

Visiting hours will be Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 3-7pm in Avery-Storti Funeral Home, 88 Columbia, St, Wakefield. The funeral service will be Friday, March 8, 2019 from Avery-Storti Funeral Home at 9:45am with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am in St. James Chapel, 2079 Matunuck School House Rd, Charlestown. 

Gifts to the Daniel Kwasniewski ’93 Memorial Scholarship will benefit an Architecture student at Roger Williams University and can be addressed to Lisa Raiola, Vice President for University Advancement, Roger Williams University, One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809. Contributions can also be made on-line via this secure link: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/8DSV5A?vid=iayu. For questions about the scholarship fund, please contact Stephen White, AIA, Dean, School of Architecture, Art an Historic Preservation at swhite@rwu.edu

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Providence Journal Obituary 

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