David Wright has dedicated his thirty-nine year career to preserving and reinvigorating historic buildings of national significance, through both rigorous research and creative, sensitive design interventions, while showing great respect for the original architects’ and builders’ intentions.  David has been a member of the GWWO management team since the firm’s inception, and was recently recognized for his career-long dedication to historic preservation when he was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.  

David has worked with the State Historic Preservation Officers in many states and is well versed in the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Rehabilitation of Historic Properties. His work is regularly recognized for its sensitive approach and successful solutions. He was involved in the restoration of the Walters Art Museum’s Hackerman Mansion, which received the State of Maryland’s highest award for historic preservation, and has also received recognition for his work on historic structures at Bowdoin College, the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, among others. 

David holds a Masters in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. A member of the Association for Preservation Technology and the American Association of Museums, he is also an accomplished author. His published works include several works on Maryland’s cast iron architecture and a history of McKim Mead & White’s involvement with the original Goucher College campus in midtown Baltimore. In 2002, he published a catalogue of etchings by R. Swain Gifford and in 2010 he published a two-volume set about the work of artist-etcher Peter Moran, which received the Ewell L. Newman award in 2011. He has been a director to the board of the American Historical Print Collectors Society since 2007 and currently serves as the Society’s treasurer. 

David G. Wright