With more than 30 years of experience in the architectural design industry, David Gilmore has played a key role in the realization of sustainable California K-12 schools. He’s left his mark on more than 200 educational projects which include work at Paramount High School, Grossmont High School, Newport Harbor High School and Laguna Beach High School, to name a few. Gilmore has additional expertise in urban planning,commercial and retail; and institutional, mixed-use and public architectural design. As Studio Director of the LPA San Diego office, he is actively involved in growing the firm’s life science, healthcare, education, developer and corporate work in the region.

Gilmore is a graduate of the School of Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and was recognized as the Honored Alumni of the year for the College of Architecture and Environmental Design in 2011. He continues to mentor students through the Professional Studio program, which is a partnership between LPA and Cal PolySan Luis Obispo.

He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the U.S.Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Coalition for Adequate School Housing(C.A.S.H).

He serves on the Dean Leadership Council for the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, CPSLO, is on the Advisory Committee for the New School of Architecture in San Diego, California, is a board Member for Ace Mentoring of San Diego and is active in NAIOP and ULI.


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