David Fleming holds two professional degrees in Architecture, a Master of Architecture from The University of Illinois at Chicago, earned in 1993, as well as a Bachelor of Architecture from The Catholic University of America, earned in 1992.
David started his career as an Architect in Washington DC, where he worked for two prominent architectural firms in Georgetown. Notable projects include several high end residences, including a modern glass house overlooking the Potomac River, worship spaces built with exposed heavy timber construction, renovation of the Department of Commerce office building in the Federal Triangle, new office buildings for the Veterans Administration and renovation of the Cancer Center at the National Institutes of Health.
David Fleming returned to his native Amherst, NY, just outside Buffalo, in 2002, where he gained three years of management level experience in design and construction for a large homebuilder. David started his own architectural practice, DRF DESIGN, in 2005, in order to serve the growing number of commissions he was receiving.
David Fleming has a long track record of solving problems and exceeding client’s expectations. He is NCARB certified and a Registered Architect in New York and Massachusetts.
DRF DESIGN is maintaining a high degree of social distancing
DRF DESIGN is accepting phone calls to discuss new projects. We will provide a free video consultation upon request and are continuing to offer in person meetings with use of a mask and maintaining 6' separation.
Free video consultation upon request
Traditional in person meetings by appointment only, following CDC social distancing standards.
Why Should I Pay More For One Architect Versus Another?
FACT - Architect fees vary due to the types of services delivered
Lowest Costs are simple drawings and services to obtain a building permit
Higher Costs include more robust, optional services such as:
Customized plans including design changes
Increased guidance with selections & options
Drawing revisions, details and specifications *
Creating 3D renderings and other visualizations
Designing a site plan & landscaping designs
Comprehensive specifications, cost estimating, bidding or construction phase services
*See the Services menu for detailed descriptions of these Optional Services
BOTTOM LINE - If one Architect’s drawings are more accurate, the fee difference could easily save money in costly construction phase change orders or delays.