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David Crawford

  • Associate

RA, LEED® AP; Sacramento Studio


Where did you go to school?
I graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

What do you do at RMW?
Director of Architecture.

Why did you decide to go into architecture/interior design?
I got my start building toothpick stadiums in the 5th grade. My first paying job was drafting houses with my high school drafting teacher, Mr. Mann. He was great, he moonlighted as an architect, and designed houses up in Tahoe inspired by Bruce Goff and John Lautner. Cool stuff!

What do you like about the firm?
The magnetic personalities of Jeff Leonhardt and Steve Guest. They had me at “Hello, is that tilt-up?!” What do I want to accomplish while at RMW? I want to accomplish the equivalent of Bruce Springsteen’s album “Darkness on the Edge of Town”.

What do you like to do outside of work?
Photography, being outside, skiing. I am also in training for my next career as Her Majesties Royal Corgi Wrangler and Pedicab Driver. My workout is running while pushing Corbu and Zaha, my two corgis, around in their Royal Corgi Carriage. I get a good sweat going. I also manage their soccer and frisbee team. It’s challenging coaching Corgi’s, they keep getting too many yellow and red cards. They’re hooligans I tell you.

What is your favorite building or space?
The Walker House on Carmel Beach by FLW.

What is your favorite recent travel experience?
Hut-to-hut skiing in Norway.