David Argano, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP


David Argano, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP



  • A licensed Architect with over 30 years of design, and consulting experience on hundreds of projects in 16 different states and the Cayman Islands.

  • Experience includes, hospitality, mixed-use, commercial office, retail, multi-family, single family, higher ed, K12, industrial.

  • Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), also a LEED Accredited Professional. He has mentored many architectural and construction professionals throughout his career. He has opined and conducted countless investigations, gathering information, data and samples, and coordinated advanced testing and analysis on concrete, stucco, soils, roof tiles and paint systems.

  • Architectural Design/ Documentation/ AIA Contracts/ Standard of Care/ Construction Quality and Standards/ Forensic Analysis/ Construction Defect Litigation Support and Expert Testimony. Building Systems including: Concrete, Steel, Stucco, Wood Frame, Pre and Post-Tensioned Concrete, Roofing (Residential and Commercial), Energy Analysis, Cost Estimating, Project Management, Building Code and Plan Check, ADA Compliance, Fair Housing Review and Compliance, Waterproofing, Building Envelope, Fenestration Analysis, Sustainability.



Arizona Regional Manager/Architect, Present
Core Consulting Group, Inc.

Principal Architect, 2018-2019
Edgewater Design Group

Founder and Principal Architect, 2015-2018
PartenZa Architecture Consulting Design

Managing Partner-Principal Architect, 2011-2015
Red Tree Consulting Group

Regional Manager- Senior Architect, 2009-2011
Lombard Consulting

Founder and Principal Architect, 2000-2009

Project Architect/Manager/Designer, 1997-2000
BHH Partners (Formerly Baker+Hogan+Houx)

Project Manager/Designer, 1995-1997
Newline Design

Design and Production, 1992-1994
AZD Architects

Architectural Drafting and Detailing, 1989-1992
Harmon Design Group


Masters of Architecture  -2005
University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado

Bachelors of Science in Architecture - 1995
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI

Architectural Design and Drafting Medal - 1989
Henry Ford II High School, Sterling Heights, Michigan, College Preparatory Curriculum 



Architect - 
Arizona #44936
California #C29752
Colorado (Original License) #AC-203462
Florida #AR97157
Illinois (Inactive) #001019843
Massachusetts # 32055
Michigan #1301053534 
Montana (Lapsed) #ARC-2869
Nevada (Inactive) # 5669
New Mexico (Lapsed)  # 4774
New York #031471-1
Texas (Inactive) #19709

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
Certified Holder Number 61155

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
LEED Accredited Professional

FAA Certified Pilot
Single Engine Land with High-Performance Endorsement


2015 Richard Upjohn Fellowship – American Institute of Architects Service on the National AIA Strategic Council
2014 Richard Upjohn Fellowship – American Institute of Architects Service on the National AIA Board of Directors
2010 ASID- Home of the Year- Gold Award 21851 Huron, Lake Forest, CA Collaboration with Charise Buckley, Full Circle Design Group
2008 SCBA – Parade of Homes – Merit Award Blue River Modern Mountain Residence, Blue River, CO
2005 SCBA- Parade of Homes- Merit Award Kotowski Residence, Silverthorne, CO
2000 Log and Timber Magazine- Log Home of the Year Merriman Residence, Breckenridge, CO