David Gauld Architect

Photo by Robert Cole

David Gauld Architect
New York City

Firm Description
After graduating from Harvard College and Harvard Graduate School of Design, David Gauld worked for Japanese architect Arata Isozaki on the design of several museums, including the Guggenheim Museum SoHo. Since founding his own office, Gauld's award-winning projects include retail stores, a synagogue, houses, and loft apartments. He is currently working on a mountainside house and a museum expansion.

Approach to Residential Design
Gauld does not start with a preconceived idea, but considers the client, program, and site conditions to arrive at a unique solution for each project. He has worked in a range of architectural styles from Arts and Crafts to contemporary, depending on appropriateness or the client’s preference, bringing to it a sensibility relevant to today. He strives to create a simple elegance in terms of form, space and details. His comprehensive drawings and specifications anticipate the vagaries of the construction process, and he works closely with builders, drawing on their knowledge and abilities to achieve the finest result.

Distinguishing Characteristics
Gauld's work is distinguished by his ability to create dramatic but charming spaces that enhance enjoyment of a variety of intended uses throughout the cycle of the day and year.

Work Influences
Gauld's work is most influenced by Arata Isozaki, the acclaimed Japanese architect who was Gauld’s teacher at Harvard and then employer. The two have continued to collaborate on projects, since Gauld established his own office. "I worked on many museum projects with Isozaki, which are reflected in the serene spaces and clean detailing of my designs," he says.

Year founded: 1997
Number of employees: 2
Services: Architectural and Interior Design

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