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David Thomas Hanawalt
Architect AIA

University of California, Berkeley       Architecture / College of Environmental Design

Columbia University                                 Architecture / Graduate School of Architecture, 



Member of American Institute of Architects.  Licensed Current Architect in California and Michigan.   Additional past licenses in New York, Ohio and US Virgin Islands.  Registered National folio for licensing with NCARB.  Specializing in California Wineries and Custom Homes.


Professional Achievements:

Architect of “Symphonic House” a House as musical instrument, published in New York Times, Chicago Tribune and the subject of a Mercedes Benz Foundation short film (search YouTube or Vimeo).


Won along with Habitat for Humanity, Grand Traverse Michigan, a 2016 award from the US Department of Energy for ten Net Zero Energy homes.  The houses have solar panels, highly efficient systems and are affordable.  Five of the homes are certified LEED platinum. 


Won architectural detail of the year from Residential Architect magazine for “Model T rolling bed”, a custom bed as part of a home designed for a professional magician.  The Bed is on ball bearing roller tracks and effectively join the master bedroom to a second floor outdoor screen porch. 


Architect for Black Star Winery, with an American Oak Timberframe tasting room cited by Wine Enthusiast magazine in an article on the “25 Best Tasting Rooms in the USA”. 


Architect of “PostCrypt Gallery” in St.Pauls Chapel, Columbia University, NYC.


Architectural model builder in early career for: Lucasfilm, Robert Rauschenberg, James Turrell and others.


Personal History:

Grew up in Palo Alto, California.  Has Lived and worked in SF, LA, Paris, NYC, Michigan and Napa.  Proud father of grown Twin Boys living in SF and Silicon Valley. 

Planning and  Preservation
Founder / Principal, Assoc. AIA
Architect  AIA
 Designer, Assoc. AIA
Greg Desmond
Planning Consultant
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