David A Franknecht Jr.

I am a passionate designer on the verge of full NCARB licensure, having completed the Intern Development Program (IDP) and 6 of 7 NCARB licensing exams. After graduation from the Syracuse University School of Architecture, I have had an interest in progressive contemporary design rooted in the idea that everyone deserves a thoughtful built environment.

I am heavily involved in the local Central PA American Institute of Architects (AIA) having organized the local lecture series for the past 3 years, bringing in internationally recognized architects from New York City to Mexico City. I am also involved in the local ACE Mentor program, helping to expose local high school students to the world of architecture and construction.

I have worked at Chris Dawson Architect for the past 3 1/2 years, and have furthered my passion for thoughtful contemporary design in a rich collaborative environment. Considering the small size of the firm, I have been involved in all aspects of project design and implementation from proposals and contracts through construction documents and construction administration.

I possess a unique ability to produce architecture in an efficient and organized manner through my design experience and extensive knowledge of Autodesk Revit. Working exclusively in Revit from schematic design through construction documents, I have developed the skill to exploit the program to its fullest extent. Working in a small firm has enabled me to become extremely nimble; developing design concepts, renderings and construction documents in a timely manner. My rendering ability can be seen through the side by side comparison of digital renderings and completed construction photos.

Originally from a suburb of Buffalo NY, I am a die-hard Buffalo Bills fan, as well as Syracuse Basketball fan. For time away from architectural endeavors, I am an avid home brewer who is constantly traveling the east coast in search of the next great brewery. I see a correlation between brewing and architecture, bringing together unique and exciting ingredients resulting in a well designed product for others to enjoy in the end.

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