David Curtis, RD, principal at dc_us

“…the work is complex, gritty and rich.”

Joseph MacDonald

“…everything I’ve seen of yours resists spatial metaphor–a feat for an architect”

Claudia Keelan

Pi-Des is conceived somewhat as a placeholder/derivative work extension to SCI-Arc, it aspires towards establishing a comparable institute for the PNW.

2021: David moves studio to Portland, OR.

2017-2021: David practices residential design as dc_us, a studio based in Marin, CA.

David is a candidate for California Secretary of State in 2014. His vote total helps maintain ballot access for the Green party of California.

2012: David creates Fukushima Mediation, a work sequence diagram.

David is a candidate for Governor of Nevada in 2010.

David initiates Apparatus in 2007 and is a shortlisted artist for the City of Las Vegas public art program. In 2010 he proposes two projects for the new City Hall building site: Transition and Invasive Species.

2008: David pursues the Flight 93 memorial competition with Desert Space Foundation.

David curates the sound installation: Dark Gallery at the CAC.

2003-2004, David is a design director for the architect PSDG on the Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve during the programming, schematic design, and design development phases. He leads a 12 month programming phase with MGA and Portico Group, and also conducted a review of the project during the CD phase facilitated by Greta Brunschwyler, museum director.

2000-2003 David is a senior professional and associate of the Hugh Stubbins Associates. He works on the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum in Nevada. He oversees the completion of the permitting documents for the architect of record, assisting OMA/Rem Koolhaas team members and Frank O. Gehry Associates team members. He participates in construction administration on both the museum and the Art of the Motorcycle exhibit.

1998-2002 David serves on the board of directors of the Contemporary Arts Collective an artist run gallery. He is elected Vice President.

Studio in the Arts Factory, Las Vegas in 1998.

BSArch, Knowlton School of Architecture, 1988.

32 years experience in architecture, art, design, & education

Licensed RD in Nevada since 2007

NCARB record 844834

CAB Candidate ID: 21661

Primitive Hut ©2021 David Curtis, a de-mountable modular enclosure system.

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