David began his decades-long career in electrical engineering as a technician and is now a senior project manager in our Toronto studio. His expertise has contributed to numerous local and international projects, including in Russia, Morocco, and Dubai. David’s responsibilities have ranged from project design and production to project management, site supervision, and contract administration. His diverse technical background and breadth of experience include leading electrical, telecommunications, security teams, and audiovisual staff management and development. He brings a meticulous approach to his project design and production work. An essential element of his process is liaising with electrical design staff to ensure that their requirements are addressed and included in the final project contract document. David has received numerous lighting design awards and has also served as a judge for many international design awards for the Illuminating Engineering Society.
What’s your favourite DIALOG project?
The building renewal project at Ramsay Wright at the University of Toronto. The project included labs, both teaching and research, specialized lighting control, a vivarium and aquatics labs with a back-up generator mainly to keep the animals comfortable during an extended power outage. It was also the first major project I did after joining DIALOG.
What’s one skill (outside of work) that you’d like to learn?
One or two more languages. I’d like to know them well enough to converse comfortably with native speakers.
What’s your favourite mode of transportation?
I’m liking the GO train at the moment as our new studio is a 10-minute walk from Union Station and my home is almost as close to Pickering Station.
I look forward to each and every day at DIALOG. I feel privileged to work with so many creative and inspired design professionals on projects that vary from small to large, simple to complex, single discipline to a fully integrated team.
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