David Best

David Best

New York, NY, US



Senior Project Architect with over 10 years of experience successfully overseeing and directing corporate interiors projects of varying sizes and complexities. Experience ranges from landlord work to Fortune 500 companies in Class A buildings. Adept in all phases of architectural design, including program assessment, development and production of construction documentation, project administration, supervision and coordination of MEP trades and DOB filing.


Kahn Architecture and Design, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Architect

Aug 2021 - current

Ted Moudis Associates, New York, NY, US, Project Manager/Senior Project Architect/Project Architect

Manage all phases of interior projects from conception through construction ensuring on-time completion.
Provide support to studio team leads by regularly providing status updates on field conditions and project progress.
Collaborate with team members across project phases, from design development to construction document production to project administration.
Provide cost analysis, bid procurement, bid leveling and value engineering services to bring projects within clients’ budgets.
Create lease work letters, attend weekly meetings, conduct site visits to monitor progress and ascertain whether phases of the construction process are in compliance with plans and specifications.

Aug 2013 - Apr 2020

Oprea Design Group Inc. New York, NY, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Led and / or collaborated with team members on all aspects of architectural design and space planning for 50+ commercial projects per year, including client kick-off meetings and needs assessments, programming, formulating design concepts, development of construction documentation and supervision of MEP trades.

May 2009 - Aug 2013


New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2005 - Jun 2008

Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, NY, US, Computer Science

Sep 1995 - Jun 1998

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