Originally from Boston, Dave takes great pride in a human-centric approach to creating memorable, timeless, beautiful, contextually appropriate experiences in the built environment by collaborating with other highly skilled design specialists in architecture, landscape design and fabrication. Currently living in Austin and actively involved in the design community he has served as a mentor to junior designers instilling enthusiasm about the profession. Dave has overseen projects in a wide range of client sectors including, academic, civic, hospitality, residential, recreation, retail and arts & culture.
Ask me about
Ask me about Shield Ranch, 6,400 acres of ecologically diverse wildlands, sustainably managed for the benefit of people and nature. The Campsite at Shield Ranch provides year-round nature-immersion experiences for people of all ages and serves as the new home for Camp El Ranchito, a program for youth who otherwise would not have the opportunity to experience an overnight camp on a Texas Hill Country ranch. Over two years, we worked closely with the owners, Shield Ranch Foundation staff, El Ranchito leaders, and the project’s architectural and landscape teams to create an intuitive experience where nature and the stories of the land create a thoughtful, sustainable, and inspiring experience.
My super power is
treating co-workers, clients and partners in design with reverence.
I'm looking for
other design specialists to partner with in architecture, landscape design and fabrication to make memorable experiences in the built environment.
What I love about experience design
is that every project is unique and challenging and keeps me coming back for more.
Best piece of advice I've ever heard
Don’t try to explain what you do professionally in an elevator one liner. It never works.
Where I find Inspiration
I find inspiration in nature. I mean come on, the Fibonacci Sequence? Biomimicry engineering? Mind blowing!
Branded Environments, Placemaking, Strategy/Research/Planning, Wayfinding
Brand, Destination Experiences, Graphic, Interpretive, Signage, Sustainability
Corporate, Cultural, Education, Entertainment, Museums, Recreation, Retail, Transportation, Urban + Civic, Visitor Centers, Workplace