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 more recently VOA, HDR, GBBN Architects, and again with NBBJ. 


David C. Duff

U. S. Address:                       
1448 Stonecrest Place
Diamond Bar, California 91765
909 861 4952    Shanghai, China


To plan and design exceptional healthcare, laboratory, and institutional facilities utilizing my deep China and Southeast Asia experience.

 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.
  • 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.

Employment History

NBBJ Architects, Shanghai, China, Senior Associate, China Healthcare Director, 2019-Present

B+H Architects Singapore, Senior Associate, Senior Medical Planner 2015-2018

VOA Architecture  Beijing, China   Senior Vice President, Director of China Healthcare   2013-2015
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