This blog aims to promote a revival of classical and traditional architecture in Providence, R.I., and around the world by suggesting that lovable buildings needn’t be old but can be made new today, if only modern architecture can be somehow convinced, or shamed, or forced, into permitting an even playing field for major commissions in architecture.
David has written a book, Lost Providence, published in 2017 by History Press. He is writing another book. He also operates a writing and editing consultancy. For details on how to hire his services, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him at 401.351.0457.
“Your work is so wonderful — you now enter my mind and write what I would have written.”
— Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist, and author of many books
David was born in Chicago and grew up in Washington, D.C. After earning a degree in journalism from American University, he entered the world of newspapers. Two short stints writing editorials for two small papers in the South led to the editorial board of The Providence Journal, where he wrote edits, laid out pages and put out a weekly column about architecture from 1990 to 2014. In 2002, he won an Arthur Ross award for his writing from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, where he has served on the board of its New England chapter since 2007.
David started this blog in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal. It has since gone independent under the WordPress imprint.
David lives in Providence with his wife, Victoria, their son Billy and cat Gato. If you would like to read his blog posts, please click “Follow” button in right margin of blog, or email him at email@example.com.