David Haresign, FAIA


Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS

David Haresign, FAIA is a founding partner of Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS. David is a specialist in large-scale, complex projects, leading project teams and organizations with conceptual clarity, meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to design excellence. He implements diverse project typologies with challenging entitlements, large integrated teams, and tight fiscal constraints. His projects achieve iconic design, technical innovation, restoration and re-purposing of old fabric that re-invigorates neighborhoods and communities. Committed to smart growth planning and preservation, David promotes affordable housing as a basic right by retaining less affluent residents in old neighborhoods and housing them in new ones. His projects are widely recognized with over 110 national, regional and local design awards, and in international and national publications. David is a sought-after design critic, and a frequent lecturer and panelist on current architecture and practice at regional universities and conferences. His outreach extends to related professional, academic, cultural and community organizations; David is a Trustee of The National Building Museum, the DC History Center, the University of Virginia Architectural Alumni Foundation, 2021 President of the Cosmos Club Historic Preservation Foundation (CCHPF), and was a board member and 2013 President of AIA|DC. In addition to the CCHPF, David is a contributor to the Geography and Land Use Discussion Table, and frequently enjoys dinner with his wife Patricia in the Garden Dining Room. David has been elevated to the AIA College of Fellows, one of the American Institute of Architects highest individual honors. At the University of Virginia, David completed his architecture degree in 1976, and studied graduate planning.