David Oviedo

David Oviedo

Dania Beach, FL, US

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In 2000, as a recent graduate with a Master of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech, I was presented the opportunity to work in a new cement factory construction site in South America. I always knew great Architecture also comes from a profound understanding of materials and construction, so I traveled back to my home country for a year, or so I thought.

So, I stayed for a while, registered as an Architect in Ecuador, became a General Contractor, and established my own design build firm. I ran COVIEDO for over sixteen years, developing different types of projects: from single family homes to multifamily residential towers, from commercial warehouses, to industrial projects. Each was of course a learning opportunity: to design different building types, to build using different materials and techniques, managing (what for me were) decent sized job sites. Eventually I was doing my own small developments: homes and apartments.

I enjoy the profession, I love Architecture: the conception of ideas and developing them through the design process, thinking in terms of materials, construction, and wonder.

I know how to build, I am good at it, I have been doing it for a while. In the end construction comes down to a group of skilled and honest people: in them relies success.


COVIEDO S.A., Guayaquil, EC, Owner and sole practitioner

From Sketch to Concrete: one entity, a unified flow of work from initial concept through completion. Listening to clients, coordinating with engineering, executing on site. And through it all, searching for Architecture.
Developing different project types: from single family homes, to multifamily residential towers, to commercial and industrial projects. Translating client's needs and aspirations into construction.

Jan 2005 - current


Jan 1998 - Dec 2000

Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, US, BArch, Architecture

Jan 1995 - Dec 1997

Broward Community College, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, AA Architecture

Jan 1992 - Dec 1994


Thesis project award at WAAC, 1st Place


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