"I don't know why people hire architects and then tell them what to do." – Frank Gehry

Dave Forman, AIA



Dave Forman has spent the majority of his career working as a designer and project manager mostly in the educational market, designing and managing a variety of K-12 and Higher Educational projects. Along the way he also taught architecture courses at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California as an adjunct faculty in the evenings.

In addition to the educational work, Mr. Forman has designed and managed a variety of civic and institutional projects with various state, local and federal agencies throughout southern California such as a post office, senior centers and elementary schools. More recently, he worked in the public sector as a senior project manager at UC Riverside assisting in the design and construction of a large student housing project, renovating research laboratories, upgrading outdated lecture halls for state-of- the art audio, video and digital technology and the design and construction of specialized greenhouses for the Citrus Clonal Protection Program at UCR. He also managed a design-build tenant improvement project for the university that SVA designed in partnership with a contractor partner.

Outside of the profession Mr. Forman enjoys photography and travel, both within the US especially NYC, the Four Corners area in the Southwest and overseas in South America and Europe. Wherever he goes, he brings a camera to explore how people in other places utilize their resources and imaginations over time to provide culturally unique solutions to their built environments.


Bachelor of Science, Architecture, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects

Licenses and Registrations

Registered Professional Architect in the State of California