David Crawford founded David Robert Crawford, Architect, AIA in 1980, after
an extensive career in architecture, corporate management and construction.
A graduate of Iowa State University with a concentration in Urban Planning,
Mr. Crawford has more than Thirty years of varied experience in Corporate and
Retail Architecture and Construction.
Prior to creating DRCA, as a Project Manager for Michael Spector Associates,
Assistant to the Director of Facilities for The Corland Corporation and The
Hertz Corporation, he managed design, documentation and administered
construction and spending for regional shopping center projects such as
Livingston Mall and Crossroads Mall, their various tenants as well as airport
facilities throughout the USA.
DRCA’s $100.0 M worth of Corporate Architecture clientele expertise
generates environmental friendly spaces which foster employee morale and
corporate identity for collaboration and creativity in the workplace.
DRCA’s $1.2 Billion worth of Retail Architecture expertise serves to shape
urban and suburban destinations for which implementation of innovative ideas
is not a luxury - it is essential to bring brands to life and deliver a sense
of place for the modern consumer. 123.0 million SF in Ten East Coast states
and over 1.2 million SF of Supermarket/Theater anchor experience delivers
more than just building design; it builds results that are not just beautiful
solutions but profitable ones.
Material and "comon sense" energy efficiencies have always been phiisophical drivers. Recent sustainable projects include:
Nursery School/Kindergarten: Deep Energy Retrofit and Geothermal
heating/cooling with less than a 3 year payback.
Catholic Novitiate: "Net Zero" LEED for Homes-Gold with Universal Design with less than a 10 year payback.
Mr. Crawford is a Registered Architect in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware,
New York and Maryland and maintains licenses in Virginia, Florida,
Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont. He is a
LEED AP and NJ Certified Interior Designer.
Mr. Crawford is a member of the American Institute of Architects, USGBC, IBC