Historical architect, urban design advocate recognized for historic preservation achievements and contributions to profession and society
Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc., is pleased to announce that Principal David E. Wark has been elected to the AIA College of Fellows. Elevation to Fellow is the highest honor awarded by the AIA and recognizes significant achievements of the individual and contributions to both the profession of architecture and society on a national level. David joins approximately 3 percent of AIA members who have earned this recognition.
Throughout his 40-year career, David has successfully resolved the inherent tension between maintaining the integrity of historic places and the necessity of accommodating change. His preservation efforts have resulted in renewed opportunities for education, a revival in recreation activities, and revitalized neighborhoods via the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of historic properties. David’s design approach has benefitted public libraries, colleges and universities, and national park properties; in his role as a City of Portland Design Commissioner and chairperson, he influenced hundreds of urban design and development efforts.
At Hennebery Eddy, David leads the firm’s Historic Resources Group, a specialized team dedicated to the preservation and creative reuse of historic places, including iconic landmarks such as the Astoria Column and The Reserve, and modest vernacular structures. David led the firm’s DeMuro Award-winning rehabilitation of Strand Agriculture Hall at Oregon State University, a project that enhanced the historic character of the building while transforming it into a modern learning environment. Prior to joining Hennebery Eddy, he spent 15 years working closely with the National Park Service on a series of significant projects, including the rehabilitation of Crater Lake Lodge and Paradise Inn in Mount Rainier National Park. David has received more than 50 design and historic preservation awards.
David began his career in Houston, working at Houston Design Group and S. I. Morris before moving to Austin to pursue a Master of Architecture focused on historic preservation. He spent nine years working at The Architect’s Office Corporation and Avenue Architects and relocated to Portland in 1989 to work for Fletcher Farr Ayotte. David joined Hennebery Eddy Architects in 2005 and became principal in 2010. From 2009-2017, he served on the City of Portland Design Commission as the Regional Arts and Culture Council’s Portland Art Advisory Committee representative. David has a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Florida and a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas.
For more information on the AIA College of Fellows and fellowship, read the AIA’s announcement.