David is passionate about community and urban design. The son of a county judge, campaign-times during his childhood were spent going door-to-door with his dad and developing his lifelong interest in building community. “Making the world a better place means sustainability to me. Social, economic, cultural and environmental sustainability.”
David practiced architecture and urban design in Washington D.C and Houston, TX before accepting a teaching position at Texas Tech University, where he eventually became the Director of Urban Tech, the College of Architecture’s downtown studio. Urban Tech, now in its fourth year, is engaged with the City of Lubbock envisioning a transformed and viable downtown Lubbock. David has continued to practice while teaching, working on projects including the Buddy Holly Center, the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts and the High Cotton facilities for the homeless. David joined FBT Architects in 2013 to continue his contributions and commitment to urban design in a greater context.
Masters of Science in Urban Design, Catholic University, Washington D.C.
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Texas Tech University
Professional Credentials & Affiliations:
U.S. Green Building Council North Texas Board of Directors
Texas Society of Architects, Sustainability Committee Member
High Cotton Core Founding Member
Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Advisory Board Member