David Pearson

David Pearson

New Marlborough,Massachusetts

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I do not believe in styles...rather I believe in the continuum of architecture. The "classical" world has been filtered and transformed over the centuries into our world. Classical architecture is not a monoculture. It is pluralistic,it is adaptable and it allows for invention.I don't believe that modernism and classicism should be in opposition...much can be learned from each sphere. There is good classical design and bad classical design just as there is good and bad modernist design...I just believe in good architecture.I therefore describe my work as contemporary because I am still alive...even though my work builds on my classical training I am open to many cultures and ideas.


Fairfax & Sammons Architecture, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer

Jan 2018 - Mar 2022

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York, NY, US, Associate

Jun 2011 - Aug 2018


Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2008 - May 2011

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, Theatre Design

Sep 1978 - May 2008

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, US, Masters, Masters in Classical Design

Aug 2007 - Apr 2008

Rollins College, Winter Park, FL, US, Bachelors, Studio Art and Theatre Design

Sep 1974 - May 1978


Bulfinch Award, Award

Sketch Category


Bulfinch Award, Award

Award for sketching


Areas of Specialization