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David R. Carter

NCARB certified Broadly Experienced Architect


1988-89: NCARB / Intern Development Program

1979-83: Clemson University; B.S. Architectural Design

1976-78: Eastern Michigan University; Pre-Architecture Program

1972-76: Ypsilanti High School; Ypsilanti, Michigan


1997-Present: David R. Carter and Associates- Nashville, TN

■  Specializing in hotels focusing on service and attention to detail. Individually designing and managing multiple projects as high as $23 million construction cost, each.

1992-1997: Davis Stokes Chilton Collaborative, PC- Nashville, TN

■  Health care, hotel, day care, public housing modernization, and community development projects. Managed up to fifteen projects simultaneously, ranging in construction cost of many thousands to many millions of dollars. Large architectural office (40+ employees).

1987-1992: Gragg and Associates- Goodlettsville, TN

■  Multi-family residential projects for elderly and disabled persons. Extensive experience in code and zoning applications during production of nineteen multi-million dollar projects in seven southeastern states. CADD system manager.

1983-1987: Gragg and Associates, Inc.- Summerville, SC

■  Land planning, historic renovation, commercial and multi-family residential projects. CADD system developer and manager.

Special Accomplishments

■  Headed round-table discussion for a business conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

■  Headed office staff training on the ADA.

■  Certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) as a Broadly Experienced Architect.

■  Volunteered design services helping to relocate log cabin built c.1797 to a Nashville city park.