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David Senden

Principal | Board of Directors

David Senden


David Senden is instrumental to the expansion and increased design profile of the firm. Mr. Senden specializes in urban infill residential and mixed-use developments, with work across the United States and internationally. In addition, he has a substantial portfolio of campus housing and specialty projects including affordable developments and recreation facilities. Since joining KTGY in early 2002, he has led teams in each of KTGY’s offices and often travels where needed to contribute to the firm’s most challenging design opportunities.

As member of KTGY’s Board of Directors, Mr. Senden is responsible for setting the big picture, strategic vision for the firm, increasing the firm’s profile and ensuring work at the highest levels. He was named to Building Design + Construction magazine’s list of the industry’s top 40 under 40 and has designed numerous award-winning projects from coast to coast.

Mr. Senden is a frequent speaker at various national and regional industry events and has written and contributed to countless articles touching on all aspects of design and the building industry. A lecturer and critic at several universities, Mr. Senden emphasizes the connection between the profession and the academy and values mentorship as key to developing talent and integrating the most current design thinking.


Master of Architecture
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


Urban Land Institute, ULI

Congress for New Urbanism

National Association of Home Builders, NAHB


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska