David King


"Great buildings are great story tellers, capturing the culture and technologies of our time."

David takes big challenges in stride. "I really enjoy working with smart people on interesting projects," he offers. "The more complicated, constrained and bigger, the better!" As one of SmithGroupJJR's most talented design leaders, David keeps his plate full, playing a prominent role in the planning and design of many of the firm's larger academic, commercial, civic and cultural commissions. David is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, one of the many organizations that has bestowed his work with a long list of awards. With environmental concerns at the forefront, David foresees a demand for "higher performing buildings, more efficient planning, more sophisticated engineering, and adaptive reuse of our existing infrastructure. I am optimistic that we can both ‘do the right thing' and prosper in this setting." And perhaps build a legacy along the way. "Great buildings are great story tellers," he suggests, "capturing the culture and technologies of our time."

Design Leader

American Institute of Architects, College of Fellows (1993)

Professional Credentials
American Institute of Architects, Fellow (FAIA), LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

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