OUR TEAM MEMBER

DAVID CHA
Architect AIBC
LEED Green Associate 

David was born in Toronto but grew up in South Korea, Germany and the United States before settling down in Vancouver.

He received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Calgary in 2012 and holds a Bachelor of Industrial Design degree from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. As part of his Masters study abroad program, he lived in Barcelona, Spain and Melbourne, Australia where he studied Architecture and Urban Design. 

As a registered Architect, David has comprehensive professional experience in civic, educational institutions, residential, mixed use, commercial and hospitality projects in British Columbia from initial design stage to project completion. 

During his undergrad, David and his team designed and built 64 square foot prefabricated home for the homeless communities. Since then, David truly believes in contributing his skills and knowledge as an Architect to serve the less privileged communities. 

Education

  • Masters of Architecture (M Arch) University of Calgary– Faculty of Architecture, Calgary, AB, Canada Graduated (2012)

  • Australia Study Abroad (Winter Semester), Melbourne, Australia RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Faculty of Architecture (2012)

  • Barcelona Study Abroad (Fall Semester), Barcelona, Spain University of Calgary, Faulty of Architecture (2011) 

  • Bachelor of Industrial Design (B Des) Emily Carr University of Art & Design- Faculty of Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada Graduated (2009)

Affiliate

  • Architect AIBC Architecture Institue of British Columbia (AIBC) (2018 - Current)

  • LEED Green Associate - License #10818552 U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) (2014 - Current)

Work Experience

  • Architect AIBC, Thinkspace Architecture - Surrey, BC (Aug. 2020 - Feb. 2021)

  • Architect AIBC, Acton Ostry Architects Inc. - Vancouver, BC   (Feb. 2017 - Jul. 2020)

  • Intern Architect AIBC, MCAI Architecture - Vancouver, BC  (Oct. 2014 - Jan. 2017)

  • Intern Architect AIBC, Kasian Architecture Interior Design & Planning - Vancouver, BC (Aug. 2012 - Oct. 2014)

Project Experience

  • Minoru Arenas Infrastructure Replacement - Richmond, BC/ Project type: Civic 

  • Martini Film Studio - Langley, BC/Project type: Film Studio​ 

  • Vancouver College Redevelopment - Vancouver, BC/ Project type: K-12 Institutional 

  • West Point Grey Academy - Vancouver, BC/ Project type: K-12 Institutional 

  • UBC Hebb - Vancouver, BC/ Project type: University Institutional 

  • OneWest 8288 No. 1 Road - Richmond, BC/ Project type: Multi-family Residential (28 townhouse units) 

  • 2258 West 49th Ave. - Vancouver, BC/ Project type: Single-family Residential 

  • 5658 Victoria Drive - Vancouver, BC/ Project type: Mixed use building with Commercial and Residential 

  • Kelowna Downtown Hotel - Kelowna, BC/ Project type: Hospitality 

  • Pemberton Plaza - North Vancouver, BC/ Project type: Mixed use building with Commercial and Residential 

  • 401 West Georgia - Vancouver, BC/ Project type: Office

Volunteer Experience

  • Mentor Lead & Marketing Coordinator: 2019 & 2013 - 2014 C3 Korean Canadian Society - Vancouver, BC 

  • South Africa Short-Term Mission Trip: 2007 African Leadership - Cape town, South Africa 

  • Nazko Short-Term Mission Trip: 2002 Love Corps Mission Society - Nazko, BC

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