David’s architectural education began with a drafting class at South Tahoe High School and culminated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. However, he was hooked on architecture far earlier when, during a trip to the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley, he beheld Blythe Arena. He was mesmerized by its cable-mast supported roof, magnificent interior space and view of the Olympic ski jump.
As the director of architecture in the Sacramento studio, David is responsible for keeping teams and projects on track while simultaneously overseeing the studio’s portfolio of trade union training centers and pension fund offices. One of the things he enjoys most, besides the people he works with and the interesting projects he gets to design, is performing front-end feasibility studies of building sites for our clients. He likes these studies because they help define and sometimes even push the potential limits of a project.