David E. Gross AIA
David E. Gross, AIA is a founding partner of GF55 Partners. He leads the firm in Design and Project Development. His work includes educational and religious buildings, custom high-end luxury residences, urban apartment buildings and retail design programs. David was Partner-in-Charge on two Urban Land Institute award winning multi-family projects: the Kalahari and Cobble Hill Apartments/ Columbia Commons. His projects have achieved LEED Silver Ratings from the USGBC. David has been the Partner-in-Charge for several published and award winning private residences and his work has been featured in Architectural Digest and The Robb Report. Retail projects include work for Jantzen, Perry Ellis and the Greg Norman Collection. His current work at GF55 includes 88 Morningside, Harlem River Point North, 21 East 1st Street and an urban design project consisting of multiple buildings in Mount Vernon NY. Current retail work includes projects for Corneliani USA, Laundry and European Wax Center.
David started his career at Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates as a Project Designer on the Virginia Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Best Products Corporate Headquarters Phase II. He was a finalist in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Competition in Washington DC. David graduated Cum Laude with Distinction from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in 1977 and a Masters of Architecture in 1980. At graduate school, he was a Thesis Prize Nominee, a Stewardson Memorial Competition Representative, and an annual Exhibitor in the Student Art Show.
David E. Gross, AIA is on the Board of Directors of several major housing organizations including NYSAFAH (New York State Association of Affordable Housing), CHPC (Citizens Housing and Planning Council) and the New York Housing Conference. He is also on the Advisory Board of the Rye Arts Center. He has been a visiting design juror at Yale University, New Jersey Institute of Technology and the Pratt Institute and lectures annually at the NYU Real Estate Institute on the topic of “Design Process of Affordable Housing.” David is a former Vice President of American ORT where he received the Paul Bernick Leadership Award and the Service Award from the Real Estate and Construction Industry Chapter of American ORT. He is the past President of the School Board of the JCCH and is a member of the Board of Trustees. David serves on the Housing Committee of the AIA and was a long time member of the Rye Architectural Review Board. He has published articles in New York Real Estate Weekly, Suncoast Magazine and Avenue Magazine and is a member of the Architectural League of New York, the Historical Society of Rye, NY, AIA and Penn Club. He is a registered Architect in New York, Ohio, Connecticut, New Jersey, Tennessee and Florida, and holds a certificate from the NCARB.