David Walker

Expertise – Retail, Custom Homes, Design, Technical Documents, Detailer, Micro-Details, Musician

David Walker has been fortunate to be a team leader in the design and project management of hundreds of residential, retail, and hospitality projects throughout his career. After receiving his Architecture degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1996, David has gone on to work with prestigious clientele in the private residential market, as well as luxury retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Lafayette 148, & Macy's in multiple design projects worldwide.

David became an active team member with Bruce D. Nagel Architect in 1999. He has been involved as the Project Architect for residences such as the Culp House, Levin House, Gray House, Montauk House, Gagosian House, Ravitch House, Cohen House, & Nigel Lewis House. In 2011, David took a leave from his work with Bruce Nagel to join the team at the esteemed design firm Charles Sparks & Company in Chicago. It was with the Sparks office that he developed his knowledge of retail and hospitality design. The firm partnered with Architecture offices worldwide such as Herzog & De Meuron, Renzo Piano, and Tod Williams & Billie Tsien Architects to create retail environments within their world class museums. It was also during this time that David was involved in the planning, design, and management of large scale luxury retail environment projects across the US, China, and the Middle East. It was in this work that he was able to better develop his attention to detail, construction techniques, and high-level documentation, assisted by the rigor of these professional associations. David has now returned to become an active team member and partner with Bruce Nagel + Partners Architects as of 2018.

David has an appreciation for architecture of any style and appreciates each projects' design challenge as it attempts to respond to the needs and tastes of each individual client. He sees the process of design, documentation, and construction as a rewarding journey combining the beauty of art with the practicality of materials and science. He is an advocate for well detailed drawings and prides himself in the creation of exceptional architectural documents that reflect the same beauty as the built product.

David is a registered architect in the states of Illinois and New York, a member of the AIA & NCARB, and holds a certificate as a Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) from the Construction Specifications Institute. He is an avid musician and holds a BFA in Jazz Performance from the City College of New York. 

Mr. Walker is the manager of the Chicago, Illinois office.