David Cox FAIA
David Cox is a founding principal of cox graae + spack architects when it was established in 1981. Now cox graae + spack architects’ emeritus partner, David previously served as our firm’s Design Director contributing his vast expertise and award-winning design skills to a diverse range of special projects.
David has over 45 years of design and project management experience and is widely considered to be one of the Washington Metropolitan area’s most respected design professionals. He has accomplished a myriad of notable projects including the Washington Theological Union, Western Presbyterian Church, the Facilities Maintenance Complex at Arlington National Cemetery, The Phillips Collection, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School and Monastery, and the Operator’s Control Tower for the Wilson Memorial Bridge.
After receiving his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois, David joined Architect Louis Kahn’s prestigious Master Class studio at the University of Pennsylvania and earned his Master of Architecture degree in 1966. He is professionally certified with the National Council of Architectural Registration Board and holds registrations in the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, and Georgia.
David was elected to the American Institute of Fellows (FAIA) in 1994. In 2009, he received the Washington AIA Chapter’s Centennial Medal, the highest honor they bestow on an individual member, in recognition of his significant impact on the region’s built environment.
David currently serves on the Old Georgetown Board of the Commission of Fine Arts.