About David Erik Chase, AIA

President, Chase A+EP

Architect

A licensed architect for more than 50 years in 21 states, David has been responsible for the design of more than $1 billion dollars in designed and constructed projects as: President; CEO; COO; Architect-of Record; Designer; Specifier; Project Manager; and Principal-in-Charge of several U.S. architectural firms.

Arbitrator/Meditator

Mr. Chase is a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator amd Florida Supreme Court Certified Court Mediator. He is also an East Coast American Arbitration Association Arbitrator offering Construction Dispute Resolution services throughout the State of Florida.

Expert Witness

As an Expert in a broad range of construction-related matters, Mr. Chase has opined in depositions and testified in legal proceedings in over 75 cases in 10 state jurisdictions including: Florida, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Awards / Honors / Recognition

 

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November 2014
JOHN STETSON, FAIA SERVICE AWARD
Palm Beach Chapter of the
American Institute of Architects
To David Chase

April 2007
DEDICATED SERVICE AWARD
Member of the Beaufort County
Board of Education, SC
To David Chase

December 31, 2003
DEEP APPRECIATION
for exceptional service to Hillier International
as Chief Executive Officer
To David Chase

2001
AMERICAN SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES DESIGN EXCELLENCE
Niagara Falls High School, Niagara Falls, NY
To Hillier Group Architects
Jorge Luaces Designer,
David Chase Principal-In-Charge

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2010
EMERALD AWARD FOR GREEN PRACTICES
& INNOVATION, AND CLIMATE CHANGE LEADER

Heron Heights Elementary School
Florida, Broward County Board of Commissioners
2010 GOLD METAL BUILDING
OF AMERICA AWARD
for one of the region’s most important innovative projects
To Young Song, Designer
David Chase, Principal-In-Charge

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April 1980
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
American Concrete Institute
Van Duyn Home and Hospital, Syracuse, NY
To Chase Architectural Associates and
King & King Architects, a Joint Venture
David Chase, Designer

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2009 – 2010
2009 INTERNATIONAL
DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION

AWARD OF DISTINCTION;
2009 AMERICAN CITY & COUNTY CROWN COMMUNITY AWARD;
2010 URBAN LAND INSTITUTE VISION AWARD
West Palm Beach City Center –
City Hall and Public Library
West Palm Beach, Florida
To Young Song, Designer
David Chase, Architect-Of-Record

April 1990
APPRECIATION FOR YEARS OF SERVICE AWARD
Onondaga County Legislature, Syracuse, NY
Solid Waste Disposal Authority Board
To David Chase

January 19, 1982
RECOGNITION AS A COMMISSIONER
Appointed by the New York State Senate
and Gov. Hugh L. Carey for service on
the New York State
Temporary State Commission
on the Restoration of the Capitol, Albany, NY
To David Chase

Testimonials

“I had the pleasure of working with David for approximately four years when he was the COO of an architectural firm that was a client of mine. He was my contact person for all firm matters, including contracts construction claims, insurance issues and accounts receivable. He always provided the highest caliber of work and due diligence. David is very detail oriented and his mediation, deposition and pre-trial documentation skills allowed us to create legally relied-upon fact patterns and opinions that were sustainable both in and out of court. His knowledge and skill in evaluating issues were key to the resolution of firm disputes and invaluable to the firm.”

“David as leader of the Hillier Group made ‘design’ the centerpiece of the daily conversation of the K-12 Studio which he personally founded and led before becoming the firm’s CEO. With an energetic style unique to David, he brought to the firm a proven track record in achieving professional growth and firm success through his vast knowledge in the area of design, management and business development—leadership that can only be achieved through the highest standards of ethics, collaboration, and exploration of design.”

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Jorge R. Luacas, AIA, NCARB
VP: Director of Design, CSA Group

“Broward County School District selected Song + Associates to design a prototype elementary school, and Song hired my firm as structural engineers for the Discovery Elementary School which was used as a prototype to design Heron Heights Elementary. Those successes encouraged the Palm Beach School District to retain the Song team, led by David Chase, for the design of two more prototype schools. I worked with David on contract and practice management matters for these projects and overcame many barriers regarding fast-track documentation and value engineering to achieve the client’s goals. David was clear in his objectives and was a consummate professional in all our dealings together.”

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Paul A. Zilio
Sr. Principal / Partner, Bliss & Nyitray, Inc.