Architecture is my passion.
I love building. I love buildings.
David P. Goode • Architect
David Goode has been an architectural professional since 1987, starting his career at the age of 18. He has been a licensed architect since 2006 and started his own firm, David P. Goode Architecture in 2009. He has worked on a variety of projects in all areas of the industry including office, retail, residential and restaurant.
- Favorite architectural style: Craftsman or Modern
- Favorite building material: Natural
- Favorite non-work activity: Golf
- Favorite Beer: Fat Tire
- Favorite car: ’67 Camero RS/SS with a 396
Where it began
My career as an architect probably began with Legos way back in the day. I would spend hours every day building with the blocks to create things that weren’t included with the instructions. Trucks, cars, space ships, houses, buildings…
There is something very special in my mind about taking given pieces and parts and creating. To this day, I get the most thrill in my job when I am given a an architectural design problem to solve and I use typical, everyday building materials like puzzle pieces. I arrange the pieces to make my own picture.
When I was 13, it became very clear to me what I wanted to pursue in a professional life. I arrived at wood shop, where we had to draw plans of our projects before hacking up the lumber supply. I recall drawing up plans for my classmates while they built my projects.
I believe in the original definition of architect:
master builder. . .
This is the foundation of my approach to architecture. You cannot assemble and design with what you do not understand. I believe craftsmanship should be reflected in design. Everything has a purpose for being.
I’m not sure I have a favorite and I don’t try to emulate any one architect. I don’t have a design agenda. I don’t have a style preference. My client’s wants are my style.
I believe an architect must understand each client as an individual.
What are their values and what is valuable? How can I best help the client achieve the client’s goals?