D.C. Irwin works at the art and science of enabling activities and happenings, be they random or planned that otherwise could not occur in the built environment. They could occur over the telephone, in a love letter and in a book, however we ask, why can these activities and happenings not occur in architecture? What can we do to change the insensitivity of architecture?
Winner of the Rosenfeld travel grant for outstanding thesis project from Pratt Institute where David graduated Magna Cum Laude, he has built work in Munich Germany (disPLAY 2012) San Francisco, California(Holy Topo 2018) and has shown his illustrations at the American Institute of Architects' San Francisco Chapter (2018).
Invited to develop the concept design for IONS-Earthrise Retreat Center (2018) located in Petaluma, California, David proposed a new campus masterplan along with a series of buildings for the 194 acre-campus based on the archetypical tradition that is the tarot of Marseilles.
David Irwin grew up on Long Island where his father is a fisherman and his mother is an alternative medicine practitioner. His teenage years were spent doing graffiti, attending hardcore shows and tinkering in his garage with friends. After enrolling in art school he fell in love with architecture. Influences include the likes of: Lebbeus Woods, Cedric Price, Peter Zumthor, Anais Nin and Alejandro Jodorowsky.