David excels at truly hearing and understanding a client’s hopes and dreams and successfully translating them into a home that is both highly functional and truly beautiful. He is an innate innovator with a keen sense for quality design. His relentless pursuit of the elusive “aha moment,” extensive construction experience, and positive, hardworking attitude make him a very well-rounded and highly valued member of the Stuart Silk Architects team.
David was born with design and construction in his DNA. His father, uncle, and brother have all made their livings building and/or designing custom homes. David began working as a carpenter early in high school, and continued to, on and off all through college. After obtaining his architecture degree from the University of Washington in 2000, he valued the experience gained by working in the field and continued to hone his skills building custom homes, while simultaneously picking up freelance design work. In some cases they overlapped, and he was lucky to build projects that he had also designed.
Realizing there was more to learn from the architectural perspective, David joined Stuart Silk Architects in 2004, and began managing projects within the year. After seven great years with the firm, he left for a time to pursue his own architectural ambitions. After four years out on his own, David decided to rejoin the Stuart Silk Architects team in early 2015.