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Principal Profile


David A. Santana - AIA, LEED AP




David A. Santana


Mr. Santana's expertise is established by his experience as an architectural designer, project manager and construction manager. He is involved in every aspect of project development, from programming, space planning, architectural design, through cost estimating and project scheduling. He has applied these skills to a diverse variety of project types in the Private and Public sectors.

Mr. Santana, as Principal-in-Charge has guided the firm in all of its educational projects, commercial and retail projects, as well as our Public Works projects. His technical knowledge guides the dSantana Arquitectura Team in preparation of construction documents and specifications. His 40 years in professional service is an asset for all of our Clients.

Mr. Santana has participated on various unique and highly recognizable projects including the 1984 Los Angeles International Olympics; the $1.0 billion Los Angeles County Health Services Improvement Program; the renovation and new design for the iconic Hollywood Bowl; the renovation of City of Long Beach Public Safety Building; new schools design and construction for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD); new bridge housing facilities for Union Rescue Mission and the Center for Community Life in Marin City, CA.

Insights: Why I chose Architecture for a career


The art of Architecture goes beyond the practice of designing and constructing buildings.  Obtaining my architectural degrees and subsequently my professional license was very rewarding.  However, accomplishing those goals was among the most challenging tasks I had to endure.  Nevertheless, I find my career in architecture and project management a blessing.


Architecture is more than a finished building or public space.  Architecture encompasses art, history, photography drawings, intellectual thought and communication, collaboration with equally talented, gifted and blessed professionals and most importantly, enthusiastic clients.  


I look forward to being of service to all of my clients and to honor God with the gifts He has given me, by managing and designing projects with honesty, commitment and integrity. 



Registered Licensed Architect (C21050) in the State of California
LEED Accredited Professional



American Institute of Architects
Long Beach Historical Society
Habitat for Humanity



Bachelor of Architecture - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
June - 1983
Bachelor of Science in Architecture - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
June - 1982



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