tSOUTHFIELD — Rossetti is pleased to announce it has named David B. Richards, AIA, LEED AP BD + C, PMP as Chief Operating Officer of the company. In his new role, David will be responsible for management of all major architectural projects and management of the firm’s day-to-day operations.
tDavid has been with the firm for 33 years. Milestones in his career include his joining of the firm in 1978 as a Junior Draftsman, becoming a Registered Architect in 1981, an Associate of the firm in 1985, the Director of Technical Services in 1990, Director of Project Management in 2001 and being promoted to Principal in 2002.
tDuring the course of his tenure with Rossetti, David has managed many of the firm’s notable and complex large-scale projects. His experience ranges from sports facilities, hospitality, health care, mixed-use developments, and residential and commercial office sectors. Prominent projects include the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, MI; USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, NY; Compuware Headquarters in Detroit, MI; Greektown Casino in Detroit, MI; Philadelphia Union Soccer Stadium in Chester, PA; Stockholm Globe Arenas in Stockholm, Sweden and more. Most recently, he was senior architect and project manager for the University of Notre Dame Compton Ice Arena, which opened in October, 2011, and Bowling Green State University Stroh Center, which opened in September, 2011.