Employee-Owner Spotlight: Meet David


David Brown


Senior Architect





What about the architecture profession drew you to it?
It’s a family thing. My father was a landscape architect and my closest uncle was both an architect and a landscape architect. I became immersed in the profession through their involvement.

If you were sitting in front of a kindergarten class, how would you explain what you do?
I'd sit down and draw a picture, explaining the drafting process. Then I would use blocks to show the process of how a building is constructed from an architect's plans.

What about your profession motivates you every day?
The chance to make each and every project top grade!

SEH senior architect David Brown.

What do you look forward to most when you come into work?
Working with the design team writing and editing the specs to build their project.

How do you stay on top of the latest trends/technology?
I research every product manufacturer that I am not familiar with.

What areas of architecture do you specialize in?
Specifications writing and QA-QC (quality assurance-quality control).

Where do you see the field going in the future?
Specifications will be automatically tied into drawings through the BIM development process.

What about architecture projects makes you most excited?
I really enjoy the chance to be a part of great coordinated collaboration on projects.

Why did you decide to join SEH?
I feel it’s the most organized architectural firm I’ve had the luck to join.

dutch painting
Brown collects classic Dutch landscape paintings.

If you could have dinner with anyone, present day or from the past, who would it be and why?
The Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. I’d pick his brain about the Villa la Rotonda (Neoclassical villa in northern Italy) and its influence on classical building architecture.

Where would you go to eat and what would you have?
I’d eat at a street café in the northern Italian city of Padua. I’d have vongole, which is spaghetti with clams.

Tell us something interesting about yourself.
I collect classic Dutch landscape paintings.

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