David Beer

David Beer

Title: Founding Partner
Company: Brennan Beer Gorman Architects
Location: New York, New York, United States

David Beer, Founding Partner at Brennan Beer Gorman Architects, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in architecture.

With nearly 55 years of professional experience, Mr. Beer was a founding partner with Brennan Beer Gorman Architects from 1985 to 2015. Prior to establishing this firm, he was senior vice president of design at Welton Becket Associates from 1974 to 1984, having been design director since 1965. Earlier in his career, he was an associate designer at Hoberman and Wasserman from 1962 to 1965 and a designer with Pederson and Tilney from 1960 to 1962.

Mr. Beer began his career as a student at Philip’s Exeter Academy, completing coursework in 1952. He then joined Harvard College, obtaining a Bachelor of Architecture, magna cum laude, in 1956. He continued his studies with Harvard Graduate School of Design, earning a Master of Architecture in 1959. He is a registered architect in the states of New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Florida, Connecticut, and Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Mr. Beer entered his career because he had a passion for architecture from as early as nursery school, having always had an affinity for putting things together. As an architect, he initially designed office buildings, but because no one at his firm was designing hotels, he soon made a transition to that field of architecture, which is his true passion.

A respected voice in his areas of interest, Mr. Beer has been an active leader in his community. A fellow of the American Institute of Architects, he is a member of the Century Association, the Metropolitan Opera Club, the Knickerbocker Club, and the Delphic Club. He has also been affiliated with the New York Preservation League, the Friends of the Upper East Side, Civitas, Save Venice, Inc., Venetian Heritage, the Friend of the Shanghai Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The highlight of Mr. Beer’s career was being lucky enough in his job to go from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to St. Petersburg, Russia, from Shanghai, China, to Hong Kong, China, and at every step of the way, he lived a life that was thoroughly international and diverse, which is exemplified in his own work.

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