David L. Applebaum

Class Year
1980
Award Year
2010
Degree
BED
Profession
Architecture
Biography
David Applebaum 80 (BED), founder and principal of David Applebaum Architect, has established himself as one of the preeminent architects in Southern California. Cuba Gooding Jr., Diane Keaton, Frank Sinatra, Rupert Murdoch, Brad Grey, Bob Hope, Kyle MacLachlan, Adrienne Barbeau, Hiro Yamagata and Shari Lewis are just some of the famous clients who have chosen Applebaum to design their homes. High-profile clients for commercial projects include Quincy Jones, Esprit and Virgin Records. Through his interdisciplinary studio; David Applebaum, widely known as Architect to the Stars, creates works that blend architecture, interior design and landscape design into one complete design. His designs are an expression of the life and taste of each client; every commission is a uniquely choreographed blend of the clients dreams, the settings personality and the architects insight. Prior to opening his Bel Air, California studio, he established his credentials and reputation at the architectural offices of Edward Grenzbach and Franklin Israel in Los Angeles and Joe D’Urso in New York. He’s been a guest lecturer and critic at numerous colleges and universities, and is a contributing architecture/design/lifestyle writer for The Huffington Post. David Applebaum’s stature as a designer has led to appearances in several television shows. David is the host of “American Mansion” on the National Geographic Channel, and is producing several television shows about architecture, design, green living and lifestyle. His bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M came with a Magna Cum Laude distinction. He earned a Master of Architecture degree from UCLA in 1984, where he was awarded Best Thesis Project.
Photo of David L. Applebaum