David remembers being drawn to architecture as a child growing up in New England surrounded by beautiful colonial-era homes. After starting out in DC, a trip to San Francisco enamored him with our rich architectural history, culture, and natural beauty. He spent the next decade working for Bay Area notables David Gast (Gast Architects) and Sandy Walker (Walker & Moody), refining his skills and perception on custom projects in San Francisco, Napa and Hawaii and on his own solo work in parallel.
In 2008, David co-founded the first iteration of his firm. After six years of growth, he absorbed the partnership and re-branded as Armour Architecture. He's deliberately kept the firm intimate, working with clients whose vision matches his and fostering a savvy team of architectural professionals with a common ethos. In 2019, he restored a neglected 1920's retail space in the city's dynamic Lower Haight into our current inspiring, light-filled studio.
David learned early that forming trusted client partnerships is vital to producing work that's insightful, supportive of life, and reflective of style, and he's kept that the cornerstone of Armour Architecture. He and his team love what they do and work to ensure collective vision and shared pride in the homes they create. In his spare time, David delves into the arts, travel, skiing, baseball-watching and classic rock concerts, alongside his wife and college daughter.