Principal, David Gabriel AIA, LEED AP, has over 19 years of experience defined by a series of successful designs which span a broad spectrum of project types and scales. Mr. Gabriel received his master’s degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, where his thesis focused on a critical approach to public space within multi-modal centers. Gabriel went on to work for small design firms on projects ranging from private residences and summer camps to student unions and campus master plans. The success of these projects earned several local and national design awards, and shared one common element: an intense and sensitive focus on the integration of site, climate and context.
Mr. Gabriel moved to Portland after finishing his travels that were the result of being awarded the Rotch Traveling Scholarship, a prestigious award given by the Boston Society of Architects. Since joining COLAB, Gabriel has worked as a project designer and manager for several large scale urban projects and high-rise structures in the U.A.E and Egypt. The urban projects have included ferry passenger terminals, marina support towers, yacht clubs and multi-use urban environments. He has also designed and managed retail hospitality projects for both local and national brands, such as the Ferrari store and showroom in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is currently assisting Oregon College of Art and Craft realize the first studio buildings of their 10 year master plan. Mr. Gabriel has also taught in the architecture departments of Portland State University and the graduate program at the University of Oregon.