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David E. Gross AIA

Executive / Founding Partner

Experts at the nexus of results-oriented design

David E. Gross, AIA is the Executive and Co-Founding Partner of GF55 Architects. David has led GF55 in creating a broad based national practice in several project types. A particular expertise has been developed in Multi Family, Mixed Use, Mixed Income Buildings in the NYC area. His projects have received two Urban Land Institute Models of Excellence Awards for Columbia Hicks/Cobble Hill Development and The Kalahari. GF55 was the recipient of the Andrew J. Thomas “Pioneer in Housing” Award in 2010 from the New York City Chapter of American Institute of Architects. David is a board member of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH); Citizens Housing and Planning Council (CHPC) as well as the NY Housing Conference. Another one of David’s significant projects is the widely published and AIA award winning renovation and addition to a classic Mid Century Modern house in Rye, NY.

Current Projects include a $100 million, multi building urban design development in Mount Vernon NY, a 120 unit condo tower in Long Island City, a 27-Story Hotel located at the JFK /Jamaica Transit Hub, as well as over a dozen more buildings throughout the country.

David has been a visiting design juror at Yale College, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Pratt Institute. He teaches a session annually at the NYU Graduate School of Real Estate MBA Program. Topics include “Who is the Architect and what is the Connection to the Developer” and “Design Process of Affordable Housing”.

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.