AMERICAN is

DAVID MONTALBA : MONTALBA ARCHITECTS, INC.

As Founding Principal of Montalba Architects, Inc., David Montalba is acting design principal on each project. Believing that architecture can improve the quality of life, his is a humanistic approach, which leads to solutions that are contextual, yet conceptual and visionary in their intent, effect, and appeal.

Born in Florence, Italy and raised in both Switzerland and California, David earned his Bachelor of Architecture at the Southern California Institute of Architecture and completed his Master of Architecture at UCLA. His diverse background as an architect includes over 22 years of professional practice with architectural firms in the United States and Europe, and this work has been recognized in various publications and with numerous awards.

There’s a freedom and a lightness to being an American.

“AMERICAN is”, a short film series by BLDWN identifies a unique and diverse group of individuals, from all walks of life, who were asked to answer the question, “American is _____”? The responses were as beautiful and inspiring as those we heard from.

We hope you enjoy what they shared.

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