David graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree with Honors, a minor in Sustainable Environments and studies in music performance in the Spring of 2011. In the summer of 2009, he graduated from the International School of Music and Architecture in Fontainebleau, France.
In 2010 he co-led twelve students to winning an international skyscraper competition and performed in the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California with the Cal Poly Wind Ensemble as one of the group's lead trumpet players.
While abroad in Fontainebleau, France, he studied architecture and music with over twenty students, many for whom English was their second language.
David's undergraduate architecture thesis redefined the urban grid of Manhattan. As a finalist in the Greatest Grid Competition, the project is on display at The Museum of the City of New York.
While at HWKN Architects, David was part of the design team of the winning entry to MOMA PS1 Young Architects Program's 2012 architecture installation competition. David played a key role throughout the design process. The installation, named "Wendy" will be open to the public in the summer of 2012.