Hanbury Announces David Keith, AIA as new CEO

Nationally acclaimed architecture firm Hanbury is pleased to announce the elevation of David Keith, AIA to CEO. David's transition to CEO marks the latest step in Hanbury's evolution as the firm prepares for the next generation of growth and design excellence.

Jane Cady Rathbone, FAIA, outgoing CEO, will assume the role of Chairman of the Board. As Chairman Jane will continue to focus on advancing the strategic position of the firm and the firm’s clients. Jane notes, "With David at the helm, we know our firm's values, ethics, commitment to design and collaborative client service will continue to inform Hanbury's strategic direction and remain central to our daily work. Our firm has been planning the sustainable transition from the leadership of our founders to the next generation for years. We couldn't be more proud that David will shepherd Hanbury into the future."

David has spent most of his career designing projects throughout Hampton Roads and Virginia. “We will continue our focus on being a national leader in higher education, while also expanding our reach in each of our local Hanbury communities. We plan to grow the firm; we will create growth opportunities for our great design team and complement our current talent with exceptional new hires. Ultimately our goal is to be one of the most talented design firms in the United States, consistently creating buildings and places that our clients and communities love and cherish.”

Hanbury is well known in the Hampton Roads region for signature work such as the restoration of the Cavalier Hotel, the Ferguson Center for the Arts, the Hermitage, Norfolk Academy, and "The Wave" Mixed-Use Development proposed for the Virginia Beach Dome site. Hanbury also enjoys a national reputation with work coast to coast and abroad including Stanford University, Rice University, the University of Chicago, Norfolk State University, and most recently for Virginia Tech's Creativity and Innovation District.

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