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David Maestres

Principal + Design Director

David brings a multidisciplinary approach to design, spanning a range of scales, disciplines, and aspirations. David’s interest in contemporary thinking and theory along with newest technologies and processes drives his successful execution and development of projects through completion. He champions designs that best respond to their sites—utilizing and augmenting both natural and cultural assets.

He holds a Master of Architecture with distinction from Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture and Urban Design from Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela. His interest in large-scale projects and ecology paves an organic path through his approach. After graduating from Harvard, David joined the offices of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM). He later became an associate at TEN Arquitectos. He then worked as an Associate at OLIN, Senior Associate at Studio-MLA, and as a Principal/Design Director at RELM.

David has taught design studios and seminars at several institutions and programs such as the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Pratt Institute, Cal Poly Pomona, and University of Southern California.

David is an avid surfer and runner. His connection to nature is rooted in the exuberant and tropical landscapes of his native Venezuela. He lives with his wife and two kids in Los Angeles, California.