David Duff

David Duff

Los Angeles, CA, US



I am interested in obtaining a position with a quality firm in the healthcare and/ or higher education markets.  A brief review of my resume will show extensive experience in the healthcare and higher education markets including over thirty years with Cannon Design and NBBJ and most recently HDR , NTD Architecture, and GBBN Architects. 


David C. Duff

U. S. Address:                       
1448 Stonecrest Place
Diamond Bar, California 91765
909 861 4952    Mobile 909 753 9050


To attain a position with responsibilities (marketing, management, and design) at a principal level with an architectural firm in the healthcare and/ or higher education practices.


Notable Accomplishments

  • Led the IG Studio as a joint venture between GBBN (USA) and IPPR (China) having won several major hospital design competitions.
  • Presented at International Healthcare Conferences comparing the similarities  between sustainable healthcare design practices in the West (LEED for Healthcare), and current Chinese healthcare design practices. 

• Developed the conceptual diagram and architectural design for the Genesys Regional Hospital, Flint, Michigan, a cutting edge approach to medical center design that became a template for multiple replacement hospitals.
• State and local AIA design awards for a variety of projects in healthcare, higher education, and corporate facilities.
• Developed a formal design process at NBBJ that instituted a charrette based inclusive approach from predesign though occupancy.
• Developed the conceptual campus and town plan for Ave Maria University.

Employment History

GBBN Architecture, Beijing, China

Chief Healthcare Designer


Leading design and planning efforts in international competitions with a level of winning submissions Chief Healthcare Designer, IG Studio,


NTD Architecture           San Dimas, CA
Principal, 2008-2011
Lead the higher education studio specializing in community colleges, private, public and graduate universities.

HDR                               Pasadena, CA

Healthcare Design Principal. 2007-2008
Lead programming and design efforts in the healthcare practice.

NTD Architecture           San Dimas, CA
Healthcare Principal, 2006-2007
Lead healthcare practice group for the Los Angeles area.

Cannon Design              Jacksonville, FL
Principal, 1998-2006
Lead the Jacksonville office in both healthcare and higher education endeavors.

NBBJ                             Columbus, OH
Architect, 1986-1998
Principal, 1996-1998
Design lead for both healthcare and higher education studios.

Wilson and Associates   Cincinnati, OH
Architect, 1978-1986
Design lead for public projects including housing, historic renovation, and a museum.

Mc Clorey and Savage Architects   Cincinnati, OH
Architect, 1973-1978
Designer and project architect for middle and high schools.

University of Cincinnati, Bachelor of Architecture, 1973



GBBN Architects, Cincinnati, OH, US, Chief Healthcare Designer, IG Studio

Chief Healthcare Designer for the IG Studio, a joint venture between GBBN Architecture, Cincinnati and IPPR, Beijing China. The IG Studio specializes in the development of healthcare projects and entries for Chinese and international competitions. The Studio has won competitions across China and is currently assisting the government of Nigeria in developing a series of prototypical hospitals for the Nigerian Army. The Studio is comprised of equal numbers of Chinese and western architects. As Chief Healthcare Designer I am responsible for leading both programming/ planning and design efforts.

Aug 2011 - current


University of Cincinnati, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1967 - Jun 1973


Jacksonville AIA Merit, Award

Baptist Heart Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida


Florida AIA Merit, Award

Advanced Technology Center, Florida Community College, Jacksonville, Florida


Jacksonville AIA Merit, Award

Advanced Technology Center, Florida Community College, Jacksonville, Florida


Areas of Specialization 


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