David Eisen  FAIA


David has been a Partner with Abacus since 1995, leading design teams for a broad range of planning and architecture projects. Educated at the University of Illinois and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, his prior experience includes five years leading his own firm and three years as a project designer at Graham Gund Architects.

Several years experience as a carpenter and woodworker ground his work in the nature of materials and how they are shaped, while his academic background has helped define his broader aspirations. Innovative thinking and practical problem solving has been brought together in over twenty years of professional practice.

In addition to planning and architecture work, David is a well established author and product designer. his book and design kit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York sold over 350,000 copies in 6 languages. He was the architecture critic for the Boston Herald for almost 10 years and is now the architecture critic for the Boston Phoenix. He was an adjunct professor of design from 1989 – 2000 at Roger Williams University and is a frequent guest critic at MIT, RISD, and Northeastern University.