Creativity is intelligence having fun.

Dave Cook, AIA

Principal Emeritus, Architect
A New Mexico resident for 40 years, Dave joined SMPC Architects in 1999 following twenty five years with other firms. Dave has a passion for creative ideas and planning, is known for translating vision into design concepts through sketching, graphics, and visualizations.  He actively manages a variety of projects, and has been directly involved in more than 30 award-winning designs of facilities for education, spectator events, retail, office, and healthcare. He oversees the business development and marketing activities of the firm. Outside of work, Dave is an accomplished watercolor artist, musician, and active cyclist. He enjoys spending time with his family and traveling to explore beautiful places. He loves the mountains, oceans, and unique landscapes of New Mexico.



  • Bachelor of Architecture, Texas Tech University, Lubbock


  • Registered Architect: New Mexico
  • Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Outreach Committee
  • Member, National Association of Industrial Office Projects (NAIOP)
  • Past President, New Mexico Watercolor Society