about

David Curtis, RD, principal at dc_us

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

Claudia Keelan

NCI-Des (now 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 was a candidate for California Secretary of State in 2014. His vote total helped maintain ballot access for the Green party of California.

David was a candidate for Governor of Nevada in 2010.

David initiated Apparatus in 2007 and was a shortlisted artist for the City of Las Vegas public art program. In 2010 he proposed two projects for the new City Hall building site: Transition and Invasive Species. He also pursued the Flight 93 memorial competition with Desert Space Foundation.

2003-2004, David was 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 lead 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 was a senior professional and associate of the Hugh Stubbins Associates. He worked on the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum in Nevada. He oversaw 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 participated in construction administration on both the museum and the Art of the Motorcycle exhibit.

David was VP of the Contemporary Arts Collective an artist run gallery. He served on the board of directors for four years.

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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