david l. friar, Ra
Dave started the firm in the attic of his home. Within 10 years the partnership became a corporation and he had led the firm to grow in both size and scope of services. Over the years Dave developed a strong team of individuals to represent the firm on day-to-day project management. In reviewing his career, Dave says he enjoyed "all aspects required to develop a successful and recognized architectural practice." He especially enjoyed developing relationships with all the individuals involved – clients, staff, vendors, contractors, end users and others. He credits his success to his passion, commitment and drive to developing the best possible solutions to the challenges presented. In regard to his legacy Dave says, “Years from now it will not matter what my bank account was or the kind of cars I drove… but the world may be better because I made a difference in the life of a child.”
Dave has been a true mentor and friend. His insight into both business and architecture has been instrumental to the firm's success.
- Founded firm in 1974
- President from 1987-2014
- Retired from practice in 2017
- Bachelor of Architecture - University of Oklahoma
- NCARB Registered Architect in CT