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Syracuse University Carrier Dome

February 7, 2018

(West Palm Beach, FL) – 40 years ago, when David Erik Chase served as Chairman of the #Onondaga County Stadium Commission, #Syracuse University built a uniquely enclosed, state-of-the-art, “soft top” domed stadium to replace the crumbling #Archbold Stadium. The first of its kind in the Northeastern U.S. and larger than New York City’s Madison Square Garden, the stadium’s roof was constructed of a “teflon-coated, fiberglass fabric stretched across steel cables . . . [with] large fans inside the dome [to] ‘inflate’ the roof to its proper height.”[1] The stadium, though controversial and initially contested by a few, met approval by the University and became a testament to Mr. Chase’s architectural vision and innovative leadership.

“Now is the time to evaluate the dynamic cost-benefit impact on our community with a domed, 365-day facility,” Chase said 40 years ago, as noted in the recent retrospective “Throwback Thursday: Syracuse Urged to Build ‘Domed Stadium’ 40 Years Ago.” 

Since that historic day, Mr. Chase who leads Chase A+EP Architecture & Expert Practices, has served on numerous professional boards and governing bodies, including Florida’s American Institute of Architects where he currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors, and was recently appointed to serve on the  AIA Florida Finance Committee.

For more information about Chase A+EP and David Erik Chase, click here.

[1] “Throwback Thursday: Syracuse Urged to Build ‘Domed Stadium’ 40 Years Ago” – January 26, 2018, by Johnathan Croyle

March 1, 2017

Joyce Owens, AIA, RIBA, President, AIA Florida presents David Erik Chase, AIA, with the 2016 Citizen Architect Award.

(PALM BEACH, FL) – AIA Florida recently announced its recipients of the 2016 AIA Florida Citizen Architect award, and named David E. Chase of West Palm Beach, Florida as one of six Florida architects to be honored.  AIA Florida “recognizes those who have contributed to their communities through service on not-for-profit boards, governmental offices or boards, design charrettes or any other effort that demonstrates the leadership of the architect as a citizen in the community.”

Licensed to practice architecture in 21 states, Mr. Chase is an experienced construction forensic expert witness, mediator, and arbitrator with over 60 case assignments. He has been responsible for approximately $1 billion of constructed projects as designer, interior designer, specifier, project manager, architect-of-record and / or principal-in-charge.

In addition to being a member of more than a dozen professional organizations, he has served on numerous boards of directors, and currently serves as a member of the Palm Beach County Building Code Advisory Board. His years of public service played an integral role in being selected by AIA Florida as a 2016 Citizen Architect. “…AIA Florida is actively seeking to identify and recognize those members who in their daily lives are playing an important part in shaping the world through their leadership.”

For more information about David E. Chase click here.