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David Cox, FAIA

David Cox is a founding partner of Cox Graae + Spack architects in Washington, D.C. After serving in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps, Mr. Cox became a registered architect in the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, and Georgia. He has served on several design awards juries and has been an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Graduate School of Urban and Regional Planning and a guest lecturer at several institutions, including Johns Hopkins University, the Washington Design Center, and the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program. He is a member of Lambda Alpha International and the Executive Development Board of the Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning.

His projects in the District of Columbia include the Physical Education and Performing Arts Centers at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory and St. Anselm's Abbey schools, the new campus at the Field School, the Western Presbyterian Church, and the Center for the Study of Modern Art addition for the Phillips Collection. He has also done renovation and historic preservation work for the DAR Constitution Hall and the Colorado Building in the District of Columbia; his firm is currently designing numerous large-scale projects for the District of Columbia Public Schools, including the renovation and expansion of Wilson High School and a new complex for the Carter G. Woodson High School.

Mr. Cox holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree with design honors from the University of Illinois and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied under Louis Kahn. He was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 1994 and was awarded the Centennial Award—the highest award given to an individual for outstanding service and contributions to the profession and the community—by the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 2009. He has served since 2007 as an appointed member of the Old Georgetown Board, which advises the Commission of Fine Arts in reviewing designs within the Georgetown historic district.

Last Modified: June 11, 2010