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 VOA, HDR, and GBBN Architects. 


David C. Duff

U. S. Address:                       
1448 Stonecrest Place
Diamond Bar, California 91765
909 861 4952    Singapore +(65) 9178 5773


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

  • Presented at the international China Hospital Build conferences in 2012 and 2014.
  • Presented at the HOSCON healthcare conference 2014.
  • Authored several articles for Chinese healthcare publications.
  • Integrate western medical planning precepts into contemporary Chinese medical design.
  •  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


VOA Architecture  Beijing, China   Senior Vice President, Director of China Healthcare   2013-Present
Leading healthcare practice in China focusing on private development.

IG Studio (GBBN)             Beijing, China                                 Chief Medical Designer,        2011-2013
Lead joint venture studio between GBBN (USA) and IPPR (Beijing) developing submissions to 
International hospital design competitions, winning over fifty per cent of the competitions..

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



B+H Architects, Singapore, SG, Senior Medical Planner

Apr 2016 - current

VOA Associates Incorporated, Chicago, IL, US, Senior Vice President, Director of China Heaalthcare

Director of the China Healthcare Practice for VOA, charged with building the practice focused on both private development and public competitions.

Oct 2013 - Jan 2015


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