David Elzer is a licensed architect, currently working as a project architect on the Alice Dodge Wallace Center for the Performing Arts at the Emma Willard School. He joined Annum in 2018, bringing a strong design sense to several important cultural projects, including the Center for Netherlandish Art at the MFA in Boston , the Philip Roth Personal Library at the Newark Public Library, and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum expansion. He believes in design ability being informed by a sense of hand craft, and dedicates time outside the office to honing his woodworking skills. Prior to Annum David worked for many years in New York and Boston, as well as overseas in Peru and Switzerland. He started out his career at Penzel Architektur in Zurich and most recently co-ran a small design/build studio with his partner in Lima.
He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cooper Union, where he received a full tuition scholarship, was awarded the Burt L. Stern Portfolio Prize from the Lotos Club, the Alan M. Goldfischer Prize for his thesis work, and was a Benjamin Menschel fellow.
In his free time, you might find David in the woodshop or working on making his house more energy efficient.