Please joining us in welcoming our newest Board member, David! David has a passion for the role of architecture and planning in the enhancement of urban areas, and he has over 15 years of work experience in both architecture and planning capacities working both with municipalities and private design firms. He is a Registered Architect in Massachusetts, and a LEED Accredited Professional, and he’s committed to the use of sustainable design concepts in architectural projects. He has lived and worked in Miami, New York and overseas in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He also lived in Boston for a while and was excited to return to the city with his wife two years ago.
David has experience in the affordable housing sector through initiative with CEDAC and at the Waltham Alliance to Create Housing CDC. He’s currently working as a Senior Associate role in the Boston office of Handel Architects where he is working on a new life science building with a one acre public park space in the Seaport area.
David lives in Brighton near the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. During the pandemic, David and his wife adopted a beagle mix puppy named Arthur. He is very energetic, and he has been their trainer, as David and his wife are going outside for walks with Arthur several times a day. It definitely makes him appreciate open space, and they feel lucky to live next to the reservoir, and down the street from Cassidy playground, where Arthur can run around and play with other dogs.
Prior to (and looking forward to after) the pandemic, David and his wife enjoyed going out for dinner, drinks and brunches, and they have been trying to support local restaurants with ordering in for the last year. He’s very eager for the days that we can all meet together without having to social distance, and enjoy a Red Sox game, concerts in the park, etc.
David is looking forward to contributing to the CDC on economic and urban development initiatives to further inclusion and equity in the neighborhood.