David E. Gross, AIA
Executive & Founding Partner
David E. Gross, AIA is the Executive and Co-Founding Partner of GF55 Architects, a national firm with offices in New York City and Miami. GF55 has a specific expertise in Multi Family, Retail, Educational, Hospitality, and Industrial Architecture. Since 1984, GF55 has designed and built over 12 million square feet of housing nationally. David’s projects have received two Urban Land Institute Models of Excellence Awards, AIA Awards of Merit and was the recipient of the Andrew J. Thomas “Pioneer in Housing” Award in 2010.
David is a board member of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH); Citizens Housing and Planning Council (CHPC) as well as the NY Housing Conference. He has been a visiting design juror at Yale College, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Pratt Institute. From 2004 to 2016 David taught an annual session on the relationship of the Architect to the Development Process at the NYU Graduate School of Real Estate MBA Program. Recently David established the David E. Gross Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design Graduate Architecture School to promote the study of Housing. David graduated Cum Laude with Distinction with a BA in 1977 from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Architecture in 1980 where he was a Thesis Prize Finalist and a Stewardson Memorial Competition Representative.