David Crabtree

AIA
Corporate and Commercial, North Carolina

David is drawn to the cadence of design process. His research, discovery, strategy, and design conclude in a story, realized in the built environment as the client’s vision, values, and brand. He believes that when the story is revealed, it offers a clear design path. These moments of clarity lead to invention. A curiosity for diverse cultures has led David to approach commercial, civic, and urban-scale work in a way that retains or reflects often left over or left behind elements in the built environment.

David appreciates the specific rhythm of each project. His holistic approach has motion — it advances workforces, businesses, and communities in both urban and suburban developments.

“Architecture is about moving through stages of research and process. I like to uncover, ideate, and incorporating social, cultural, and client drivers to discover and define a story."
David believes the project's story offers a clear path and a conceptual guide. For the Lenovo Executive Briefing Center, David is integrating the client's brand into the architectural expression.
For Tabbris, a new tech company focused on co-working, David designed an agile space organized around various scales of work zones, meeting spaces, and amenity spaces.
As a teenager, David toured summers with his father’s country rock band, picking up the guitar and eventually forming his own punk rock band. David still performs when the opportunity arises.