David Keith, AIA joins Hanbury

Hanbury, a leading architectural design firm, continues its commitment toward the advancement of its practice and has named David A. Keith, AIA, as President, effective August 1, 2017.

This is an important moment in time for Hanbury. Nick Vlattas (COO) and I are thrilled to welcome David Keith to the firm and to our leadership team. He shares our passion for exceptional design and client service, and he embraces a collaborative process, which has been critically important to the growth of our firm. In addition to his leadership role as President, David will oversee the growth of our regional market and national developer-led opportunities. 

David brings 30 years of experience to the firm. His collaborative approach to urban and campus planning and his design attention has allowed him to lead a variety of design projects throughout the region and nationally including the Operation Smile World Headquarters, Upper Quad Housing at Virginia Tech, Wounded Warrior Transition Unit at Walter Reed National Medical Center, Camp Grom, and the new Virginia Beach Arena. He has a long-standing commitment towards the development and mentoring of young architects along with engagement in the community, our culture and the profession.

David's strengths will complement and grow all of our markets and extend our legacy as a firm that is recognized for creativity and design of spaces that transform and inspire. Our body of work is extensive, since 1979 the firm has made a significant sustained imprint regionally and nationally. Regionally, the firm authored a diverse range of projects including academic projects, corporate and hospitality work, civic, arts and cultural efforts including Virginia's Executive Mansion, the MacArthur Museum, the Cavalier Hotel, and Norfolk Academy’s Batten Library, and virtually every college campus in Virginia. Nationally, our imprint can be felt in every region of the country on more than 150 college and university campuses, including Stanford, Rice, University of South Florida, University of Michigan, University of Chicago, University of Vermont, North Carolina State University and Arizona State University to name a few.  

Continuing our legacy is important to our firm, and David is ready for the challenge. “I am honored to have the opportunity to follow in the enormous footsteps of John Paul Hanbury, Mike Evans and Jane Rathbone," David says. "What they have created and sustained for over 38 years is extraordinary in our profession. The impressive works the people of Hanbury have produced through the years have inspired professionals throughout the region and have enriched the lives that experience them. I am humbled and excited to take on a leadership role with Hanbury. I plan to build on our firm’s exceptional portfolio and reputation and to further engage with our communities and campuses towards the success of our current and future clients. I look forward to helping shape the future with the exceptional talent and creativity that permeates throughout the firm. Together we can do remarkable things.” 

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