David Leitman

David Leitman



David grew up in Phoenix, where he’d explore the city on bike. He traveled the city’s lesser-traveled roads giving him a unique vantage point to observe the role (or lack thereof) of purpose in the built environment. Through this, he saw that good design responds to the culture, history, and community of its setting, and that philosophy infuses the work he does.

Through his professional career, he’s been involved with projects in all phases of design and construction, primarily in higher education. He earned both a Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Design degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Science in Design from Arizona State University.

An avid cyclist, David has biked across Arizona, Iowa, and New England and aspires to one day bike across the United States.

Washington University MS Gore Scholarship in Urban Design
Arizona State University The Design School Faculty Letter of Commendation

American Institute of Architects

Boston Society for Architecture

Boston Architectural College (Teaching)

Speaking Engagements
Need to Know

Favorite podcast? The Dinner Party Download… unfortunately it ended several years ago… RIP

If you could go back in time to change one thing, what would it be? Prevent the GM streetcar scandal of the 1930’s + 40’s

Favorite subject in school? Geography.

Most unusual thing you've ever eaten? Rattlesnake

Favorite app? ArchiCalc. Great for adding architectural dimensions.