David Burt, AIA, CDT, LEED AP

Firmwide Hospitality Sector Leader

Vice President | Principal

David enjoys working in Charleston, a city where architecture is part of the everyday language.  A 1995 graduate of Mississippi State University’s College of Architecture, David joined LS3P in 1998 after a chance encounter with Thom Penney, the firm’s President Emeritus, who found David sketching in Charleston’s historic district on a visit and immediately recognized his talent. Since that time, David has managed complex and mixed-use projects including residential, service, and hospitality components for both public and private sector clients.

David’s experience, energy, and leadership, both in the firm and the wider professional community, earned him the AIA’s Young Architect Award in 2010 and the Art and Design Alumni of the Year award from Mississippi State’s College of Architecture in 2011.  He has also served as President of AIA Charleston, the AIA Young Architect South Atlantic Region Director, and Advisory Board member for the MSU SARC. He served as President of the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston in 2017-2018 and is currently Board Chair for Communities in Schools of Charleston.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: BHistoric Rotary Club of Charleston Member (2005-Present), Board Member (2014-Present), President Elect (2017); Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce: Member (1998-Present); ULI: Member (2001-Present); AIA South Atlantic Region Young Architect Forum, Regional Liaison (2009-2010). National Kidney Foundation Charleston Fundraising Committee (2008-Present) AIA South Carolina Chapter, Communications Director, Board Member (2007-2009). .AIA Charleston Chapter, President (2006). Coastal YLG, Founding Board Member (2005); Leadership Charleston Steering Committee: Member (2002-2003); Chairman (2003).