Dave has practiced architecture for over thirty years and founded Loci Architecture in 1993. He has completed hundreds of projects including master plans, feasibility studies, new construction, exterior restorations, building renovations, and interiors in the academic, housing, residential, and commercial sectors. His love of New York City’s unique urban ecology led him to co-found Gowanus by Design, a non-profit community organization that is exploring the long-term urban planning challenges around the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. He sits on Brooklyn’s Community Board 6 where he serves on the Landmarks/Land Use Committee, and chairs the Land Use Committee for the EPA’s Community Advisory Group for the Gowanus Canal Superfund site. In 2016, he joined the Van Alen Institute’s Program Leadership Council and is a fellow at the Urban Design Forum. Dave was awarded his Bachelor of Architecture degree by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Minor in Studio Arts. He is licensed to practice architecture in New York, New Jersey, and Louisiana, and spends as much of his spare time as possible in his painting studio.
Ed has Over 25 years of experience in multi-family residential, academic, and commercial design. He led the project teams for three market-rate and affordable housing projects totaling $90 million, which were recently completed. He is overseeing a 10-year 500,000 SF facility and infrastructure upgrade project at Pace University’s 1 Pace Plaza and is currently managing several projects for Taconic Investment Partners, which are all under construction. As the Studio Director, Ed is studying the interaction between architectural design, building science, and architectural practice, towards developing thoughtful and efficient client service delivery methods. He was awarded a Master of Architecture, and a Bachelor of Environmental Design, from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, as well as a Bachelor of Architectural Science, from Ryerson University in Toronto. He is NCARB certified and is licensed to practice architecture in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
An experienced design leader, Mark joined Loci Architecture in 2016, leading a Master Planning effort for the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center and completing a project at TEP Charter School. He is now working on an affordable housing development in the Bronx, a private residence in Chelsea, and Performing Arts Studios for Molloy College. Mark brings to each project a participatory process of comparative design studies which enables clients and the design team to understand the critical issues at play and to address them creatively. Mark’s focus on fabrication and detail as an extension of larger design ideas has led to extensive publication and to numerous design awards, including an AIA-NY Honor award. Mark holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati.