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Dave received a BA in Architecture from Princeton University in 1986 and a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia in 1991. He has practiced in Cleveland, Atlanta, and Charlottesville. Prior to establishing Wolf Ackerman Design, Dave was a principal and founding partner of Formwork Design. In Charlottesville, he worked in the offices of James Tuley, Peter Waldman, and Bushman Dreyfus Architects, as a project architect and project manager. Residential, institutional, and commercial projects have included Rapture Restaurant’s R2 Nightclub, the Nature Conservancy’s Cobb Island Station on the Virginia Eastern Shore, The Metropolitan Restaurant, Washington Park and Belmont Park pavilions, the Charlottesville Center for Contemporary Arts and Native Meadow. Dave taught architectural design at the University of Virginia as an adjunct faculty member from 1997 to 2001. He served on the Board of Directors of Light House, a non-profit arts filmmaking organization in Charlottesville.

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