“…everything I’ve seen of yours resists spatial metaphor–a feat for an architect”Claudia Keelan
NCI-Des was conceived by David somewhat as a placeholder/derivative work extension to SCI-Arc, it aspires towards establishing a comparable institute for the SF Bay area. David parallels that through his design practice.
dc_us (initiated as a Twitter user name) mostly a confrontational social network account, became the dba for the residential design practice David translated to Marin after relocating from Las Vegas, Nevada the dba (Apparatus).
Apparatus was a shortlisted artist on the City of Las Vegas public art program. It proposed two projects for the new City Hall building site: Transition and (other). It also pursued the Flight 93 memorial competition with Desert Space.
David initiated Apparatus, in 2007.
In 2006, David was a design director to the design architect Paul Steelman Design Group on the Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve campus during the programming, schematic design, and design development phases. He lead a 12 month programming phase with MGA and Portico Group, and also conducted a formal public review of the project during the CD phase facilitated by Greta N, the museum director.
David was an associate of Hugh Stubbins Associates on the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum in Nevada. He oversaw the completion of the permitting documents for the architect of record, assisting OMA/Rem Koolhaas lead team members and Frank O. Gehry Associates lead team members.
He was VP of the Contemporary Arts Collective an artist run gallery. He served on the board of directors for four years.
He founded the David S Curtis studio in the Arts Factory in 1998.
BSArch, Knowlton School of Architecture, 1988.
32 years experience in architecture, art, design, & education
Licensed RD in Nevada since 2007
NCARB record 844834
CAB Candidate ID: 21661
Nihal Besevli Cinaz, assistant to dc_us
2017-2018, Nelligan White Architects, New York, NY, US, Designer
2014-2017, nokta-planlama, Istanbul, TR
BArch, MArch, Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts
Jolan has a “studio art background which precedes the theoretical one. Architectural textile structures, like Christo, Abakanowicz etc… I used to weave huge, impractical things.”… recently “preoccupied with banal domestic tasks, but still keeping toe in intellectual waters… “