David Mauricio

David Mauricio

Urban Designer

David Mauricio joins RELM after earning the highest distinction from Columbia University’s GSAPP program, the Lucille Smyer Lowenfish Memorial Prize, for the most outstanding portfolio of work in the urban design program. Formally trained in both architecture and urban design, David moved back to Los Angeles, his home city, to apply his skills in urban design, architecture, and landscape to large master planning and feasibility commissions.

After Columbia, David worked at FXCollaborative on one of Governor Cuomo’s downtown redevelopment initiatives in Nassau County, Long Island—Westbury New York. There, he helped recommend urban strategies encompassing rezoning, transit, housing, commercial leasing, and streetscape improvements. David seeks to foster community and public benefit through his work, creating synergies between public and private investment and its relationship to infrastructure and the built and natural environment.


Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, 2019
Bachelor of Architecture, Woodbury University, 2018

‘Each place has its own narrative, its own unique culture, systems, and challenges. People are at the apex of these complex and colliding storylines centered around needs and desires. Urban design is about creating inclusive environments for today and for the future. Done well, it creates socially, economically, and environmentally resilient communities.’