Daniel C. Stapleton, P.E.

Senior Principal
"We are passionate about partnering with clients to meet the water-related challenges of climate change, resiliency, sustainability and building where the water meets the land."

Dan Stapleton joined GZA in 1989. He is a Senior Principal and Senior Vice-President, a leader of GZA’s Water Services and member of GZA’s Strategic Planning Team.

Dan is experienced in the management of integrated geocivil engineering and environmental services for site development and infrastructure, and has been responsible for engineering and design services for hundreds of multidisciplinary projects, with project design fees ranging from $50,000 to $10 million. Dan heads up GZA’s Natural Hazard Risk Management services and is experienced in the assessment of geohazards and their effect on the built environment, with a focus on the application of “Risk-Informed Decision Making” to planning, design and construction.  He has been responsible for natural hazard vulnerability assessment and mitigation for critical infrastructure, including power generation and transmission, as well as for private industry and municipalities. Dan is also a practicing engineer in the areas of geotechnical and coastal engineering. 

Dan has degrees in geology, civil and geotechnical engineering and ocean engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in multiple states. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the GeoInstitute of ASCE and ASCE COPRI. He is currently on the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Post-Fukushima response advisory group and a member of the ASCE Civil Infrastructure and Lifelines Systems Committee – Natural Hazards group.