David Cappo

David Cappo

Overland Park, KS, US



I have spent the past four years studying and working in Europe, the last two of which have been in Paris working on international competitions. During this time, I have improved my abilities as a designer as well as developed strong 3D modeling and image production skills using Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, V-Ray, and Photoshop. I have had the opportunity to act as the lead designer in two notable competitions in Astana, Kazakhstan and Baku, Azerbaijan and have been responsible for developing concepts and collaborating directly with structural engineers and interior designers.

I have an aptitude for design and am comfortable working at all scales, from conceptualization to detailing. I appreciate the amount of work and insight required to achieve projects with a high level of quality and sophistication and am willing to invest my time as necessary. I am extremely curious and have always enjoyed pursuing new techniques and ideas in order to discover innovative methods.


Vasconi Associés Architectes, Paris, FR, Designer

I worked in a team on multiple international competitions. I was responsible for reading briefs, creating and developing concepts, spatial planning, 3D modeling with Rhino and rendering with VRay, image production and manipulation with Photoshop and presentation board layout with InDesign. Our teams often included outside consultants and partner firms such as ARUP, Bollinger+Grohmann and HL-Technik. I would often act as a liaison between our firms, meeting and working directly with their teams, often communicating across different time zones.

In addition to competition work, I was involved with developing ideas with clients for feasibility studies.

Oct 2013 - Apr 2015

Vasconi Associés Architectes, Paris, FR, Stagiaire

I worked with our office's Hong Kong team along with MET Studio on the interior design for the world's largest sludge treatment facility in Hong Kong.

I was a part of the design team for our second prize entry for the EXPO 2017 competition in Astana, Kazakhstan. We worked with consultants and I spent most of my time focusing on the "Symbol of Astana" with the structural team from ARUP. We developed a sculptural tower and tent that would act as a focal point for the project.

Feb 2013 - Jul 2013


The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US, MArch, MArch I

Aug 2007 - May 2015
Sep 2012 - Jan 2013

Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, DE, Study Abroad

I studied at the ICD and ITKE

Sep 2011 - Aug 2012

Internationales Kulturinstitut, Vienna, AT, German Language

May 2011 - Aug 2011

Rockhurst High School, Kansas City, MO, US, High School, High School

Aug 2003 - May 2007