David Hecht joined Barrett Design & Development as a project manager in 2011. A trained architect with experience in construction management and development, David’s broad skills support the company’s dual goals of quality design and thoughtful development.
Prior to Barrett Design & Development, David worked as a Senior Architect at TEN Arquitectos, the award-winning international design firm directed by Enrique Norten. At TEN, David managed the construction of projects valued at over $54 million, including a 17 unit condominium in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and Hotel Americano, a 56 room boutique hotel adjacent to the High Line on Manhattan’s far west side. His projects at TEN have been featured in
Monocle, Travel & Leisure and the New York Daily News.
Previously, David worked as a project architect at Peter Gluck and Partners and as a construction manager for its sister organization: Arcs Construction Services. David contributed to the design and construction of several single-family residences and led design efforts for the adaptive re-use of a landmarked industrial complex in upper Manhattan.
In 2008, David founded DHA/David Hecht Architecture. His independent practice most recently completed the gut renovation of a formerly abandoned townhouse in the Clinton Hill historic district of Brooklyn. David founded
Quarter Horse Construction, Inc. to serve as general contractor for this project.
David received a Master of Architecture degree from Yale University in 2005 and holds a Bachelor of Arts, in Urban Studies, from Yale College. David was nominated for the Feldman Prize in architectural design, received the David Baer Travelling Fellowship and wrote architectural criticism for the Yale Daily news.
David is a licensed and registered architect in New York State and a LEED Accredited Professional. His work has been published in several journals, including Metropolis Magazine, and he has been an invited juror at Parsons, New York Institute of Technology and New Jersey Institute of Technology.