The CEO and founding principal of Elkus Manfredi Architects, David Manfredi has been privileged to work with industry leaders from across the country on a diverse portfolio of planning and building projects. Committed to the strong belief that the quality of our environment directly influences the quality of our lives, David effectively advocates for building and protecting vital, sustainable and durable urban places. During his career, he has planned vital new urban neighborhoods, recast tired retail precincts into 21st-century main streets, the edges of universities from barriers into connective seams with adjacent neighborhoods, urban research parks into lively innovation districts that support the collaborative imperatives of today's science and technology, and obsolete manufacturing and warehouse buildings into active places that have become the heart of vibrant urban neighborhoods. From the game-changing life science research center, The Eli and Edythe Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, to some of our country's most iconic "people places" such as The Grove in Los Angeles at every scale, in every context, David's mission is to create common ground that brings people and communities together.
An active member of the Boston Preservation Alliance, A Better City, the Urban Land Institute, and NAIOP, he also serves on the Boston Civic Design Commission, University of Notre Dame School of Architecture Advisory Board, Northeastern University School of Architecture Advisory Council, and the ULI Boston Advisory Board.
David is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with Bachelor degrees in both English and Architecture, and the University of Chicago, where he received a Master of Arts degree. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a member of the Boston Society of Architects, and a LEED Accredited Professional.