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David Prendergast

David Prendergast

New York, NY, US

 
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Pfeiffer, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Architect

My role as senior architect has ranged from design architect for an entire project to the senior team member responsible for design development and detailing of the building massing, structure and envelope construction. I have led a team to develop and document wall sections, fenestration and curtainwall, major public and circulation spaces, exterior and site areas. My role has also been to manage the consultant team for structural, mechanical and electrical systems, civil engineering, landscape, acoustic, and other engineering specialties. For several years I was the CA architect for the $65 million Brooklyn College Tow Performing Arts Center.

Aug 2014 - current
 

Prendergast Laurel Architects, New York, Founder, Design Principal

As founder and design principal of David Prendergast Architects and Prendergast Laurel Architects, I have been involved in all aspects of the profession from proposal-writing, through conceptual design, design development, construction documents and construction. As owner of a firm, I have overseen all business affairs including marketing, invoicing, contract-writing, consultant coordination, financial planning, payroll. This has given me a good grasp of the business of architecture. As a decades-long practitioner of architecture in New York City, I have a deep knowledge of the City’s codes, zoning laws, required approvals and filings.

Jan 1980 - current
 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), New York NY, Architect

As a member of the production department, I was responsible for production of construction documents and construction administration of the Geraldine R. Coles Student Laboratory building at NYU Medical Center. As a senior designer, I was responsible for the design of the Pharmacology Department at NYU Medical Center

May 1975 - May 1979
 

Education 

Cornell University, Ithaca NY, BArch, 5-Year Architecture

Completion of a 5-year Bachelor of Architecture degree.

Sep 1967 - Jun 1972
 

Awards 

NYC Art Commission Design Excellence Award, Award

Kingsbridge Branch Library, Bronx NY
Client: New York Public Library

2005
 

Honor Award, Staten Island Chapter, American Institute of Architects, Award

Staten Island Children's Museum

2004
 

NYC Art Commission Design Excellence Award, Award

Staten Island Children's Museum

2002
 

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