David is an expert project manager, job captain, and contract administrator with 43 years of professional experience. As the architectural technologist resource manager for our Calgary studio, David is known for building sound working relationships with clients and contractors from start to finish. His attention to detail and close collaboration with design teams and clients ensures that the design vision is carried through the construction documents and into the built space. David’s contract administration responsibilities allow him to work with the construction manager to keep the project moving smoothly. He has has a passion for solving challenges. Whatever issues may arise during the design or on-site construction, David quickly finds the best solution. He is devoted to keeping projects on schedule and putting the client’s best interest first. David works closely with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s Architectural Technology Program and hosts and mentors students in our Calgary studio for their annual one-week practicum.
What’s your favourite DIALOG project?
Calgary Central Library. I had the pleasure of working on this iconic building right from the schematic design through to completion of construction. Given the site challenges and unique design, it played right into my passion.
Where do you find inspiration?
I am inspired by the architects and designers who aspire to create an aesthetic not tried or proven. This challenges my knowledge and ability through detailing and building envelope technology to find a solution that meets the design vision.
What’s your favourite pastime?
What’s one quote you live by?
“It’s is not a road block, just a detour, we will figure it out.”
I wake up every day knowing that new challenges will come my way, challenging the ability to be creative and find solutions to issues that arise. I know that despite my years of experience, I can learn from those who are just entering this great industry.
Diploma in Architectural Technology
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology