“Providing a built environment that exceeds client’s expectations and contributes to their success excites me most about what we do.”

David Hassard, AIA

Principal Emeritus / Architect

Born and raised in Southeastern Michigan, David was exposed to the works of many notable, mid-century architects which piqued his interest in architecture at a young age. With an urge to explore, he left this suburban oasis to attend college in Arizona where he met his bride to be, now wife of 45 years. Enchanted by the cultural diversity, natural beauty and climate of the Southwest, they relocated to Albuquerque upon his graduation in 1976. David joined SMPC in 1981 and became a licensed architect the following year. As a project architect and manager, he executed the designs for diverse building types and numerous successful projects over the years. With a can-do attitude and penchant for thoroughness, David rose through the ranks to Principal in 2000 and President in 2012. In 2019, David was elevated to Principal Emeritus, continuing active management of aviation-related projects and supporting the firm’s business development efforts. David is well-respected for his leadership, design ability, project management, and tenacious organizational skills. He brings years of comprehensive architectural experience to the firm which is reflected in many of the firm’s high profile and award-winning projects.
Recognizing that communication is the hardest part of our practice, he is proactive with issue resolution and is an acclaimed conference caller. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, skiing, and traveling to faraway places in between.


Bachelor of Architecture, Arizona State University, Tempe


Registered Architect: New Mexico

NCARB Certified


Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Member, New Mexico Architectural Foundation

Member, National Association of Industrial Office Properties (NAIOP)

Member, National Fire Protection Association