“…everything I’ve seen of yours resists spatial metaphor–a feat for an architect”Claudia Keelan
2018-2022: Primitive Hut, and Triage Field © 2022 Pi-Des
2022: Replicants. A series of Ai that interacts with social media apps.
2022: Forensic work on Tesla Model 3.
2022: Robot 1. A mini-utility machine.
2022: Invokes VARA protection on Desert Concrete, Lucas Valley, CA.
2021: Associate, Wilson Architects PLLC.
2021: Moves studio to Portland, OR.
NCI-Des (Now Pi-Des), is conceived as a regional extension to SCI-Arc, it aspires towards establishing a comparable institute for the Western Region compressed into the smallest, least pretentious spaces.
2017-2021: Practices as dc_us, a studio based in Marin, CA.
Candidate for California Secretary of State in 2014. Green Party.
2012: Fukushima Mediation, a pro bono work sequence diagram for the Prime Minister of Japan.
Candidate for Governor of Nevada in 2010. Green Party.
Shortlisted artist, City of Las Vegas public art program. Transition and Invasive Species.
2008: Pursues the Flight 93 memorial competition with Desert Space Foundation.
Initiates Apparatus in 2007.
Curates the sound installation: Dark Gallery at the CAC.
2003-2004, Design director, Paul Steelman Design Group on the Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve during the programming, schematic design, and design development phases. David co-leads a 12 month programming phase with MGA and Portico Group, and also conducts an independent review of the project during the CD phase facilitated by Greta Brunschwyler, museum director.
Gallery Educator, Guggenheim Museum.
2000-2003 Senior professional, Associate of the Hugh Stubbins Associates. The Guggenheim Hermitage Museum, Las Vegas, NV. Oversees the completion of the design and permitting documents for the architect of record, assisting OMA/Rem Koolhaas team members and Frank O. Gehry Associates team members. Participates in construction administration on both the museum and the Art of the Motorcycle exhibit.
1998-2002 Serves on the board of directors of the Contemporary Arts Collective, an artist run gallery. Elected Vice President, then elevates to President.
David S Curtis Studio in the Arts Factory, Las Vegas in 1998.
Works for architecture and real estate firms in Ohio and Nevada. 1989-1998.
BSArch, Knowlton School of Architecture, 1988.
Licensed Residential Designer, Nevada since 2007, Certificate No. 247-P (Now 247-RD)
NCARB record 844834
CAB Candidate ID: 21661
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