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David Esch

David W. Esch, AIA



David Esch leads CannonDesign’s federal practice work with more than 25 years of experience encompassing more than 7 million sf of space across science, high technology and laboratory environments for myriad federal agencies. David is passionate about working with clients to creatively solve problems and has managed successful projects across remarkably challenging schedules including a six-month design schedule for a 428,000 sf federal laboratory and an eight-month design schedule for a 2.4 million sf high-tech secure federal facility. David is also the Co-President of the National Capital Chapter of I2SL, the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories.

Leading the efforts for delivery of science and high-technology projects for our federal clients brings with it the responsibility to responsibly shepherd the expenditure of our precious and limited tax dollars. I love working with our integrated teams of architects, engineers, managers, cost estimators and others to find creative and responsible ways to give users high-quality space while finding best value. It is a pleasure to interact with these groups daily, where the dedication and knowledge of our team continually challenges one another to do the very best for our clients, and to find the best solutions for our clients’ greatest challenges.

David W. Esch, AIA

Together, we create design solutions to the greatest challenges facing our clients and society.