Dave Snell AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Dave has a keen understanding of market conditions and the drivers for successful development, excelling at the planning and design of mixed-use urban projects and public spaces that bring people together from all walks of life.

Focused on building client relationships, Dave thrives on the challenges of complex projects, leading the team on PCA’s first multifamily high-rise in Jamaica Plain and our first two LEED Platinum multifamily buildings in Boston’s award-winning Allston Green District. Dave loves working with the most talented staff in the business, always seeking inspiration and new ways to bolster the firm’s collective creativity to deliver projects that make loyal followers of all of our clients.

  • I’m from  Weymouth, MA, and currently live in Beverly.

  • My education  B. Arch and M.Arch, Northeastern University

  • Notable accomplishments/awards  2018 40 Under 40, Building Design + Construction Magazine

  • Why PCA?  The people, without question. Over the years I have been so lucky to work with some of the most talented, inspiring and wonderful people. I am excited to go to work each day to collaborate with them.

  • My favorite space/place  One of my favorites is Rue Montorgueil in Paris. It is a pedestrian-oriented street with cafe seating spilling outside everywhere you look. The energy and the atmosphere is intoxicating and the proportions of the buildings to the street are just right.

  • A project I’m proud of  The Revolution Hotel. It was one of the most challenging projects of my career, pushing me out of my comfort zone at every turn. I learned an incredible amount and collaborated with some of the most talented people I've had the fortune to know.

  • I love Cambridge because  it's funky, in the best way. I honestly can't think of PCA being anywhere else. Cambridge is in our DNA.

  • On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me  playing in the living room with my kids (usually building some kind of LEGO masterpiece).

  • If I could snap my fingers and become an expert in something, it would be  golf. It is just NOT happening without some kind of magic intervention.

  • Favorite place in the PCA office  I have two — the roof deck when it is nice out and the basement when the PCA Band is rocking out.

  • My favorite creative endeavor  Other than architecture? Music. I love writing, recording, playing live, you name it. I can't get enough.