David Pacheco, AIA, Director
David is the Director of Operations, Senior Architect, Vice President and Partner with H2M architects + engineers. He’s co-founder of Pacheco Ross Architects, P.C. a nationally recognized, award winning architectural firm dedicated to design of Emergency Response Facilities across North America. He is NCARB certified, licensed in 10 U.S. jurisdictions and a local Director of the American institute of Architects previously serving as President, Vice-President and State Director. David is an Adjunct Professor of Professional Practice. His broad leadership experience and design expertise has enabled him to write, teach and counsel on all aspects of architecture across North America. He has co-authored articles, books and national standards and serves on the ASTM E54 Committee on Homeland Security Applications. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) with degrees in Architecture and Building Sciences, his education included study in Rome, Italy where he regularly serves as a guest studio critic. He has received accolades and numerous awards for his practical and aesthetically pleasing designs that respond sensitively to client needs, budget, codes, the environment, and the community. A “40 under 40” honoree, he has been a juror for national design awards as well as the Brown Travel Fellowship. David is an elected public official, serving as Fire Commissioner for Niskayuna Fire District No.1. In addition, he is an RPI Patroon and is a Rensselaer Newman Foundation Trustee. David is committed to the idea of the local AIA Chapter serving its Members.