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David S. Cole

In his professional experience dating back more than a decade, David has been responsible for daily design and production on a wide variety of project types, ranging from small residential freelance projects to multimillion-dollar transportation, higher education, and corporate projects.

David strongly believes in a collaborative design process in which the client and end users play a crucial role, and that good architecture is that which forms a positive experience, not merely an object to be admired. Throughout his career, David has striven to create built environments that serve the needs of their clients and the public while being honest in structure and materials, true to their societal and physical context, and environmentally and socially responsible.

David recently finished his professional Master of Architecture degree at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP), which is consistently ranked as one of the top architecture schools in the United States. DAAP embraces the “learn by doing” ethos that David has practiced throughout his career, which pervades the culture of the classroom, the studio, and co-op placements at various professional settings.

When not involved with professional practice, David enjoys reading about history and geography, advocating for social justice, listening to independent music, watching classic films and British television (particularly Doctor Who and Top Gear), sampling craft beers at his favorite pubs, and exploring new places from the side streets of New York and London to the mountain roads of the American West.