David Strauss, Ph.D., AIA, LEED AP, Principal

David focuses on public places, resource conservation, and building reuse. The relationships in architecture between the imagined, the concrete, and the contingent are fascinations. David has led designs of the Ferndale Library, Magnolia Library, Seattle Fire Stations 8 and 18, the UW Suzzallo Library Renovation, and the Bellingham Federal Building Renovation. He is an affiliate assistant professor in UW's Department of Architecture, a past president of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, and a board member of the Seattle Public Library Foundation.

Lively engagement results in extraordinary places.

SHKS Architects finds elegance in necessity, elevating the core principles of each unique site and building project to reflect our clients' aspirations.

Through collaboration, care, craft, and discovery, we reveal architecture's inherent optimism, contributing to our local community and to the global stewardship of natural and built environments.