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David Marshall, AIA, President of Heritage Architecture & Planning
" There’s nothing more satisfying than taking an abandoned, forgotten, and mistreated building and restoring it back to something people can use and appreciate. "

David Marshall, AIA, NCARB

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President & Senior Principal

David Marshall began at Heritage in 1990 and has been involved in the assessment, rehabilitation, and reconstruction of many of Balboa Park’s prized exposition buildings. Projects have included the Spreckels Organ Pavilion, the Museum of Man, Museum of Art, and the House of Hospitality – the only building in San Diego to have won a National Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award. Mr. Marshall also served as the Preservation Architect for PETCO Park, guiding the restoration of the award-winning Western Metal Supply Building, Showley Brothers Candy Factory, and other Warehouse District buildings. Recent projects include the Victorian-style Bay View Hotel in San Diego’s East Village and the design for nine new International Cottages in Balboa Park.

Mr. Marshall has proven to be a respected leader in the field of preservation architecture. He is currently the Board President of the California Preservation Foundation (CPF), is past President of the Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO), served as the historic architect for San Diego’s Historical Resources Board (HRB) from 2002 to 2008, is a past board member for Balboa Park Central/Conservancy, helped re-start the AIA San Diego Preservation Committee, and currently serves on the board of the Friends of Balboa Park.

Mr. Marshall has also lectured on historic preservation topics and has conducted workshops on historic building codes and materials conservation. In addition, David Marshall authored San Diego’s Balboa Park in 2007, a book which features over 200 historic postcards from his personal collection.