As director of preservation, Dave oversees the project teams’ design process to ensure the client’s objectives are met. He values a comprehensive research, planning and design process that integrates architectural acumen and materials to create a visually authentic experience. Drawing inspiration from the context of the building and its story, Dave holds a deep sense of responsibility as a steward for the building. Throughout his career, Dave has been involved in numerous affordable housing rehabilitation projects, museum-level restorations and developing preservation plans for historic federally owned buildings throughout the country.
Magazines I read:
Smithsonian, Traces and USA Today Sports Weekly
Things that get me excited:
Watching my kids participate in sporting events, completing do-it-yourself projects and spending time on our lake in Northern Wisconsin.
Books I would recommend to anyone:
Anything by Carl Hiaasen, Dave Barry or Lawrence Shames – they are satirical fiction novels set in South Florida.
Why I do this:
Two reasons: preservation is the original “green” and I genuinely believe we should act as stewards for our historic buildings so that future generations can appreciate them and learn from them later.
But if I had to do it all over again:
I’d probably be running a bar / bait shop in Northern Wisconsin.