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David Crotty Joins NELSON Worldwide as CCJ&E Regional Practice Leader

Parul Dubey on December 27, 2022 - in News, People

The seasoned architect will pursue and thoughtfully execute projects that reflect NELSON Worldwide’s innovative capabilities


SAN JOSE, CA Award-winning architecture, design, and strategy firm NELSON Worldwide is excited to announce the addition of David Crotty as Regional Practice Leader of the Civic, Community, Justice and Education (CCJ&E) practice. David will work collaboratively with fellow teammates to pursue and thoughtfully execute projects that reflect NELSON Worldwide’s innovative capabilities.

“David brings extensive experience and a unique architectural perspective to our team,” notes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at NELSON Worldwide, John “Ozzie” Nelson Jr. “His enthusiasm for collaboration and unbeatable passion for the project planning and development process makes him the perfect candidate to drive growth within the practice and NELSON’s overall success.”

David draws inspiration from the client’s vision, blending their ambitions, values, and voice into the design process and ensuring success from start to finish. His impressive design portfolio includes complex and large-scale projects that highlight his versatility as an architect. From a Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) research laboratory for UC Davis to several award-winning healthcare projects for Kaiser Permanente and Catholic Healthcare West, his work can be seen across North America and internationally in cities including London; Doha, Qatar; and Florence, Italy. Most recently, David led the design of an AIA award-winning public safety and behavioral health building in the Arctic Circle. His collaboration with Arctic native elders allowed the team to build off the native community’s core value system and thoughtfully design the project to reflect their environment and culture. 

“I feel fortunate for the opportunity to work with NELSON and collaborate with some of the world’s best design minds and creative owner groups,” remarks David. “The Bay Area practice is full of strong talent, and the CCJ&E practice continues to expand and succeed due to client success. People do their best work when they deeply care, and I am excited to work alongside the team to contribute to NELSON’s strong culture that brings talent, creativity, and joy to each project.”

As Bay Area Market Leader, David will work with designers to pursue projects that best fit the team’s capabilities. From there, he will collaborate with the entire project team to ensure success. As Regional Practice Leader, David will leverage NELSON’s nationwide expertise to pursue and complete thoughtfully designed Civic, Community, Justice & Education projects. 

About NELSON Worldwide

NELSON Worldwide is an award-winning firm, boldly transforming all dimensions of the human experience through architecture, interior design, graphic design, and brand strategy. With more than 700 teammates across 20 offices, the firm’s collective network provides strategic and creative solutions that positively impact where people work, serve, play, and thrive. The team combines industry knowledge, service expertise, and geographic reach to deliver projects across the country and around the world. Client partnerships across the NELSON network include Hilton, Macy’s, Comcast, Simon Property Group, Prologis, Yum! Brands, Boston Consulting Group, T-Mobile, Emory Healthcare, SAP Fieldglass, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Kroger, Hyatt, Bayer, Target, and many more. 

Visit www.nelsonworldwide.com to learn more.


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