David Rupp (BArch '82)

David Rupp (BArch '82) 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 more than 35-year career.  

One of his highest profile projects includes the Jean Nouvel-designed Louvre Abu Dhabi—the centerpiece of Abu Dhabi’s much-publicized Saadiyat Cultural District and the culmination of the country’s 21st century global re-branding initiatives—where he served as project director with Turner Construction. 

Rupp has received numerous awards for his work, including a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Award for Design Excellence; two Construction Management Association of America Project of the Year awards; and an Engineering News Record Global Project of the Year Award. After ten years in Abu Dhabi, Rupp has returned to the U.S., working with GSA on a new, 243,000 square-foot U.S. Courthouse in the City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


  • Above: The Louvre Abu Dhabi. Image courtesy of Hufton + Crow.