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David Salay


David has been working at Bender & Associates since 2000. He has gained experience in public, private, commercial, and municipal projects that include single family residential, guesthouses, commercial offices, municipal buildings, and unique historic structures such as historic homes, lighthouses, railroad depots and military forts. He has taken a leading role at Bender & Associates in working on historic structures reports and preservation projects. Prior to coming to Bender & Associates, he worked at several architecture firms in San Francisco, including BAR Architects, Cary Bernstein Design, and Tanner Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects in San Francisco (now LMS Architects).


Bachelor of Architecture Degree, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Master of Architecture Degree, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Civic Affiliations

Old Island Restoration Foundation, former Board Member

Habitat for Humanity

Professional Registration

Registered Architect, State of Florida, AR97145

NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) Member

LEED Accredited Professional

Honors and Awards

- Commendation on final architectural thesis, Tulane University

- John Lawrence Memorial Medal for Design Excellence, Tulane University

- Florida Trust for Historic Preservation: Five awards for Excellence in Restoration and Rehabilitation, 2000 to 2014.

- Historic Florida Keys Foundation: Seven awards for Excellence in Rehabilitation and Restoration, 2000 to 2014.

David Salay
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