David Green, AIA is a building enclosure consultant specializing in curtain wall, glazing, and cladding systems. He is an associate principal at the Emeryville office of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE), a nation-wide architecture and engineering consulting firm. Collaborating with talented architects, David designs, details and oversees the construction of building envelope systems for various building types, including high-rise hotels and residences, museums, retail storefronts, universities and office buildings. David works closely with architects to turn their facade concepts into reality while meeting an ever-increasing array of performance criteria. He brings his expertise and enthusiasm for facades to each step of the process, whether it’s sketching corner details on tracing paper during a meeting with an architect, running structural calculations to size mullions, or conducting water testing on a construction site.
In addition to consulting on new construction, David also works on the recladding of existing buildings and conducts forensic investigations of building envelope failures, such as glass breakage or water leakage. His current projects include a custom mullionless glazing system for the renovation of Moffitt Library at UC Berkeley, an undulating, curved glass curtain wall for Anaha, a 40-story residential tower in Honolulu, a faceted, steel-framed curtain wall system and triangulated roof for the NVIDIA corporate headquarters in Santa Clara and a new terra cotta facade for Uptown Station, the renovation of the former Capwell’s/Sears building in downtown Oakland.
Prior to joining WJE nine years ago, David was a senior associate at Handel Architects, where he served as both a project manager and an in-house cladding consultant. Before that, he was an exterior wall consultant with R.A. Heintges & Associates in New York City, where he gained valuable experience working on a variety of complex building enclosure systems. An Oakland native, David holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of Environmental Design at U.C. Berkeley, and a master’s in architecture from Columbia University.
After being a member of the AIA San Francisco chapter for over ten years, he looks forward to his continued involvement with the AIA here in the East Bay.