Associate / Architect
Dave brings a combined experience of over 35 years in architecture and construction to the hospitality industry. With over 45 hotel projects in his portfolio, Dave truly understands what it takes to deliver a quality project. The process of getting a property through city entitlements has become much more complex in recent years. Municipalities have come to consider themselves as stakeholders in the development of hotel properties and as such have considerable influence on the design which effects the delivery time and budget. In addition, obtaining franchise design approvals of city mandated changes to prototype brings its own challenges. Dave helps all stakeholders arrive at a mutually agreeable design solution that satisfies the city, the Franchiser and the Owner. He is adept at recognizing project challenges early in the design process and is able to mitigate those hurdles with minimal impact. He works closely with the general contractor and tradespeople to arrive at durable design decisions and he is committed to enforcing project schedules and respecting budgets, all the while preserving project goals and design intent.