David Grider AIA LEED AP

David Grider has been a practicing architect in New York City for nearly 20 years. Raised in California, he received his undergraduate degree in Studio Fine Art from UCSD in 1992 and completed his Master of Architecture degree at UT Austin in 1996.

He founded David Grider Architect in 2010 after working as an Associate with Richard Dattner & Partners and Platt Byard Dovell White Architects.

The firm reflects Davidí's ecological, economic, and aesthetic interest in creating new spaces that build on, celebrate and maximize the reuse of existing structures, resources and previously disturbed sites.

With a commitment to civic architecture and projects in the public realm, he embraces and enjoys the complexity inherent to this work. Under his direction, the firm designs realistic solutions that combine new, modern elements with existing components to create an architecture of quality, transparency, and commitment to the future.

David brings a strong service ethic to the practice. His began working in middle school by delivering newspapers; worked part-time at a hobby store though high school and early college to pay rent and earn his private pilot license, and paid for college by teaching and working at the UCSD's Hillcrest Medical Center Engineering Plant, the Technology Application Group, Hydraulics Laboratory, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, the San Diego-based architecture firm PUBLIC, and the Austin-based design firm Fd2S.

He lives in Brooklyn with his wife & children.


© 2010 - 2016 David Grider Architect