Architecture Lecture- David Rupp
Dave Rupp is an accomplished architect who has developed a distinguished career in project management and construction management of complex high-design buildings over the course of his 35 year career. A 1982 graduate of the Temple Architecture Program (then part of the Engineering School), he also received an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997. David’s most recent and highest profile project was as the Project Director with Turner Construction for the Jean Nouvel designed Louvre AbuDhabi from the start of construction in 2013 through its completion in 2017. This unique and unusual museum is the centerpiece of Abu Dhabi’s much publicized Saadiyat Cultural District, and the culmination of that country’s 21st Century global re-branding initiatives.David has received numerous awards for his work, including a GSA Award for Design Excellence, two CMAA Project of the Year awards (National Constitution Center and Comcast), and an Engineering News Record Global Project of the Year award in 2013 for the Gate Towers project in Abu Dhabi.