David Brownlee, LEED AP
// Chief Operating Officer + Principal
Education, Certifications, & Achievements
Associations & Involvement
As a transformational executive, David serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Charlan Brock Architects. With proven leadership and management abilities, he directs business operations, setting strategies for business growth, process improvement, and delivery of innovation strategy development. His diverse and versatile skill sets make him adept at not only analyzing situations but building and executing plans for improvement and success.
David’s leadership style is best described as collaborative and hands-on. He seeks to interact daily with individuals, coaching them to deliver beyond their expectations and overcome difficult times. Having been described as a persuader, David proactively connects quickly to build relationships grounded in mutual respect and trust with his team.
As a versatile leader, David’s skills have led to many leadership positions within the architectural field. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Principal with BRPH Architects and Engineers, as well as Principal and multiple Director roles with Perkins & Will Architects. He demonstrates strong business acumen, an ability to be agile and adaptable in a changing environment, and skill sets necessary to build high performance global teams that deliver.
Throughout his career, David has found success as an accomplished speaker, author, and active community leader, and he has been honored to utilize his business knowledge to serve on several not-for-profit boards.