DAVID TRACZ, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
David Tracz, AIA, LEED AP is Partner at STUDIO3877, an Architecture + Design firm based in Washington, DC specializing in Multi-family, High-end residential, Hospitality, and Restaurants. STUDIO3877 has completed projects throughout the United States and Europe.
Prior to joining STUDIO3877, Mr. Tracz was a Principal at OPX and one of the leaders in its hospitality studio. While at OPX, Mr. Tracz managed several urban hotel projects for leading hotel brands; Hilton, Marriott, and IHG. The project types ranged from limited service renovations to new builds. Notably, Mr. Tracz managed a complete redesign of the Fairfield Inn and Suites, New Build and Renovations brand prototypes for Marriott International. The re-design of Fairfield Inn and Suites included conceptual design, planning, and FF&E. Further, the Fairfield Inn and Suites prototype included a design variation to meet the requirements of the LEED® Volume Program which subsequently achieved a LEED® Silver certification. Mr. Tracz served as project manager on the Courtyard Marriott in Chevy Chase, Maryland – the only LEED® Gold hotel in Montgomery County (MD), and one of the first for Marriott. In addition to achievements in the hospitality sector, Mr. Tracz’s commercial architectural and sustainable design experience contributed to the delivery of a LEED® Silver Federal office building in Washington, DC. The combination of his base building, renovation and green building expertise consistently delivers high performing spaces and buildings.
David is often a guest juror at Catholic University of America in Washington, educating students in architecture and graphic presentation. He has spoken regularly at the Lodging Conference on the topic of Sustainability, and was most recently invited to serve on the Interior Design FutureGreen Design forum, advisor council. In addition, Mr. Tracz is the Vice President of Administration on the board of the DC Chapter of NEWH.
Mr. Tracz holds a bachelors degree in architecture and a bachelors of science in architecture from Catholic University of America.