David Manfredi, FAIA, LEED AP
Principal, Elkus Manfredi Architects
As a founding principal of Elkus Manfredi Architects, David Manfredi has worked plan, expand and rebuild urban places all across the United States, creating a thriving new generation of neighborhoods, academic campuses, and main streets that honor their heritage and environment while embracing the 21st century. His architectural and planning practice is grounded in a commitment to create inspiring spaces and durable, livable communities, and has earned long-term relationships with leading institutions, corporate entities, and the nation’s most successful developers.
Always conceived within a framework of sustainability and environmental preservation, David’s design work has transformed tired retail precincts into vibrant mixed-use “downtowns.” He has pioneered the prototype design of urban, high-rise research buildings to support the collaborative imperatives of today’s science; and opened educational campuses to engage with adjacent communities, invigorating both the student experience and the economy of surrounding neighborhoods in the process. A sought-after, compelling speaker at architectural and development forums, David educates both clients and communities about the value that thoughtful, experienced design can bring to everyday life.
David is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with Bachelor degrees in both English and Architecture, and also the University of Chicago, where he received a Master of Arts degree. Prior to co-founding Elkus Manfredi, he was a vice president at The Architects Collaborative in Cambridge.