David Alan Holtz, FAIA

Title: (Retired) Architect, Planner
Location: Potomac, Maryland, United States

David Holtz, Retired Architect and Planner, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the fields of architecture and planning.

In 1953, Mr. Holtz served in the United States Army until his honorable discharge in 1955. He attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology, now the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture, and earned a Bachelor of Architecture in 1953. Following his graduation, he completed postgraduate coursework in planning and landscape architecture at Harvard University, before starting a job as an associate architect at J.C. Cohen/Architect in 1957. He remained there until 1970, when he became a partner at CHHKK Architects. In 1972, Mr. Holtz served as the president of the Potomac Valley chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and in 1976, he served as president of the Maryland Society of Architects. In 1979, He served as regional director of the American Institute of Architects, until 1981 when he became the president of CHK Architects and Planners, where he remained until 1992.

In 1991, Mr. Holtz became the director of planning and zoning at Loiederman Associates Inc., where he spent a decade, transitioning to a role as planning and zoning consultant at David & Holtz, FAIA, before his retirement in 2008. Through his career, he worked on many large projects, the most prominent being the National Harbor, a 250-acre project that serves as a major attraction in the Washington, D.C. area. He also provided site development design for FedExField, the football stadium that houses the Washington Redskins. Mr. Holtz was recognized with several awards in his career, including the National Award of Merit from the American Institute of Architects in 1966. He retains his status as an FAIA Emeritus, and as a testament to his success and stature, he has been featured in the 26th and 27th editions of Who’s Who in the East, and in the 55th and 56th editions of Who’s Who in America.

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