David joined Trahan Architects as a designer in 2019. He earned dual undergraduate degrees in
architecture and philosophy from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a Master of Architecture from
the University of Texas at Austin, where he was awarded the Oglesby Traveling Fellowship. The fellowship
enabled him to study light and atmosphere in Cistercian monasteries across southern France.
Following graduation from the University of Texas, David was the inaugural Architectural Teaching Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico. For his teaching and research, David was awarded the 2016 Lecturer or Affiliated Teacher of the Year award from the University of New Mexico.