David Benn

David is known for making the most of every design opportunity, bringing skills as an architect and educator to projects that require fresh, inventive solutions. With expertise that includes community engagement, master planning, and design, he works closely with stakeholders to celebrate context and engender a strong sense of community.

David’s work in preservation, adaptive use, urban design, and neighborhood revitalization includes educational facilities, libraries, civic buildings, housing communities, and mixed-use centers.

David has long been active in professional and community organizations that support revitalization and redevelopment. He enjoys the transformative nature of architecture—the ability to restore and repurpose a neglected building or site and create active, friendly places within campuses and communities.


Bachelor of Architecture, Cornell University, 1974


American Institute of Architects (AIA)     

American Planning Association, Maryland Chapter      

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore      

Society for College and University Planning      

Urban Design Committee Baltimore AIA, Co-founder    

The Waterfront Center Washington, D.C., Board Member/Correspondent    

Preservation Maryland

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