Early in his architectural career, David Robinson assisted with the new U.S. Embassy in Amman Jordan and then contributed to the development and production of the master planning document for the campus of the Texas Children’s Hospital. In 1999, he started his own company as a sole practitioner with an emphasis on building large commercial and institutional buildings. As a small business owner, David has kept his practice going through good times and lean. Currently, he is fortunate to have a healthy list of projects mostly located in the Houston area. He also teaches a graduate level course here in Houston for Texas Tech University on planning and development called "Infrastructure in the Urban Environment."
Along with his architectural practice, David has been actively involved with neighborhood issues, serving eight years as an officer of the Neartown (Montrose) Association, including a couple of terms as president. With the nomination of civic club representatives from across Houston, he was elected to serve as chairman and president of the citywide Super Neighborhood Alliance to a maximum two year term that concluded in January 2013. While serving on the board of directors of the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, David was appointed to the City of Houston Planning Commission by Mayor Bill White in 2007 and re-appointed by Mayor Annise Parker in 2009 – becoming the first licensed architect to serve the city as a commissioner since the 1970's.
David Robinson received a BA in Architecture from Yale College and earned a Master of Architecture degree from Rice University in 1993. David is the proud father of Elissa, a 13 year old who attends the Lanier Middle School. They are active members of Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church and love living here in the great city of Houston, TX.
My professional work and volunteer activities have given me the opportunity to work with dedicated people across this city who share my commitment to making Houston an even greater place. Building on the strong foundation of our many unique neighborhoods, I believe that this diversity is our greatest cultural asset. This is a city of neighborhoods, built by visionaries and risk-takers, and by a growing mix of people who are committed to making this an even better place to live and work for this generation and for all that follow.
We need to be sure that our communities are safe for everyone, by supporting the police, the fire department and our other first responders who assure that there is adequate and appropriate protection for all of our citizens and neighborhoods. This goes beyond public safety and disaster preparedness. With hurricane season upon us, we need a plan for action whether the unknown comes from natural causes or by human hands.
We need excellent schools all across this great city. Everyone living in Houston must have access to high quality education and learning opportunities. Everyone has a stake in the development of our next generation, and we need better collaboration between school districts, the City of Houston, community colleges, and the private sector.
We need to use our resources wisely and carefully, to get full value for every dollar that we spend on public things. The arteries, roadways, highways, bayou trails, and all public transportation are part of the system that we must develop in balance. This is a part of making our city even more attractive to the employers and the employees of our fast growing region and its economy. By linking major activity areas with employment centers we can invest in higher quality lives, making our environment more beautiful, efficient and economically sound.
I am committed to the ongoing vitality of our city. I plan to do my part by listening to Houstonians about what could be improved in all of our communities. And I will listen to concerns about what hasn’t been working in these places, and do what I can to improve upon those things that need to change. We need to make Houston work even better. Being a part of this dynamic city’s leadership is why I’m running for Houston City Council and asking for your support.
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Houston, TX 77256-6386.