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15 Things You Need to Know This Morning

15 Things You Need to Know This Morning
What You Don't Know About David Kitchens
Photo taken: House in North Georgia Mountains, Sautee Nacoochee Valley.
Title: Principal, Cooper Carry.
What that means: Opened DC office in ’85, developed firm’s Main Street mixed-use design philosophy, and now direct firm’s national urban focus.
Company: Architecture, interior design, planning, landscape architecture, environmental graphics, and sustainability.
Memorable project: Bethesda Row. Learned all about urban street retail and design of populator (residential, office, and hotel) uses above street. 800 and 900 North Glebe is close second.
Hometown: Atlanta.
School: Georgia Institute of Technology.
First job: Residential construction laborer for father, a residential builder in Atlanta.
Job in another life: Singer/songwriter.
Person (living or dead) to meet: Jesus (because he's not dead). “Got a lot of questions to ask that boy.”
Greatest fear: Retirement.
Daily habit: Bike riding.
Favorite music group/song: Paul Simon - Sound of Silence.
Favorite book: Bible.
Favorite movie: 12 Years a Slave (2013).
Favorite vacation: North Georgia mountain house designed with Dad and built during architecture grad school in ’76.
Favorite restaurant: No favorite but love eating farm-to-table.
Bucket list: Riding one leg of the Tour de France.
Family facts: Married to Judy; four kids; two kids-in-law.
Hobbies: Road cycling.
Startling fact: Did not look forward to moving to DC from Atlanta. (Came to open DC office for Cooper Carry.) “Being raised a southern boy, with all my family there, why would I want to leave?”


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