David L. Zatopek
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- David Zatopek 85 BED, vice president at Corgan Associates, has provided project leadership, design
direction and planning expertise to award-winning projects including higher, primary and secondary education, aviation, business, civic and cultural clients. Among his notable clients are the Dallas Holocaust
Museum, The Sixth Floor Museum, Collin College, the University of Maine and Texas State Technical
College. In 2006, he was recognized as Architect of the Year by the Dallas component of the American Institute of Architects, and was honored by his firm with the Phil Mein Design Excellence Award. Davids work with colleagues has also garnered awards from Associated Builders and Contractors North Texas, AIA Dallas, the Texas Association of School Boards and Administrators, the Bezalel Academy of Arts, and Preservation Dallas. Deeply committed to discovering the hidden stories behind each site and context, Zatopek approaches architecture as a collaborative art that encourages input from diverse, creative disciplines.
He counts as his most notable successes the dozens of Aggie grads who he's mentored through their internships and professional development, the trust of his clients whose confidence in Corgan provides Zatopek and his design partners a platform to practice the art and profession of architecture, and the
opportunities hes had to return the many contributions to his life by Texas A&M faculty, colleagues, and professional peers through service to the community and the design profession.
He served as president of AIA Dallas, the sixth largest component of the American Institute of Architects, in 2011. He is a member of the board of directors of the Dallas Center for Architecture Foundation and is a graduate of the Business Council for the Arts 2009-2010 Leadership Arts Institute.
Zatopek, who lectures widely on the subjects of design and professional practice, drawing connections between architecture, media and culture, is engaged with Texas A&Ms College of Architecture, frequently serving as a visiting critic and juror for design studios and as a mentoring resource for architectural students and interns. He is also a member of the Texas A&M University Department of Architecture Advisory Council.