Awesome Washingtonian of the Day Sept 26, 2010

Name: David Shove-Brown
Live in: Capitol Hill, DC
Originally from: Panama [Army Brat] to NC to CT to DC
Profession: Assistant Dean as Catholic University’s School of Architecture and Planning and Owner / Principal Architect of WORKSHOP architecture + design
What I love about DC area the most: Without question, the people.  I have lived in this amazing city for almost 20 years and am blown away with the general kindness and compassion of our city’s people and am lucky enough to live close by some of my greatest friends.  With that, I am also a highly trained eater who loves the local restaurants [I have even designed a few] and using food as a vessel to spend time with my friends and family.    Lastly, it is impossible to be bored in DC.  There is always a concert, an exhibit or a fun event going on, so get up and get out there people!
My Favorite Music video: Linkin Park_Faint [the change from the band’s perspective to the audience perspective at the 2:10 mark is fantastic…how can you not feel the energy???]

About me: I am Assistant Dean at the Catholic University School of Architecture and Planning. As a part of my position at CUArch, I have the incredible opportunity to travel extensively through Italy, Spain, France and Finland. Along with teaching at CUA, I have conducted classes at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and led lectures for the National Building Museum, Washington Architectural Foundation and DC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. I have lectured on topics such as “Building Stewardship_understanding the culture of architecture outside the classroom” and “Assuming Responsibility_community responsibility through design”, nationally and internationally.

Prior to joining the CUArch faculty/staff, I have worked for several local Washington, DC firms including OPX and ACG Architects. While with CUArch, I continue to run my own practice, WORKSHOP, working with local residential and commercial clients. With projects ranging from minor renovations to large additions and modifications, my focus is on materiality and functionality.

My work with students has recently been published in “Cefalu: The New Waterfront | Progetti per Un Nuovo Lungomare” by the Fondazione Museo Mandralisca – Cefalù + Museo naturalistico Francesco Minà Palumbo – Castelbuono and “The Casa Malaparte Workshop” by the Fondazione Eredi Malaparte.

I have been graciously presented with architectural awards from groups such as American Collegiate Schools of Architecture, the American Institute of Architects + Washington Architectural Foundation and American Architectural Foundation. Most recently, I have been honored with the Weib Award, the Washington Architectural Foundation’s award for Architecture in the Public Interest. I love volunteering with Back On My Feet and the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop as ways to make DC a better place.

I live in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC with my wife Maureen, my 9 week old daughter Brighid and my crazy dogs, Georgia and Harley.

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6 Responses to Awesome Washingtonian of the Day Sept 26, 2010

  1. jennifer says:

    Wow! Are you famous now, or the other night at Lincoln Park did I randomly meet a famous person?

  2. eh, you’re alright 🙂

  3. This is great, Dave. Congratulations!

  4. Sondra Palchinsky says:

    I really needed the company at the start of my long run this morning, but I didn’t realize that it was CELEBRITY company! Great article and exposure!

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