David Harvey is a Principal Consultant and Partner at Harvey Marshall Berling Associates. He oversees all aspects of the acoustical, broadcast and information technology consulting services provided by the firm. David is actively involved in every project from programming and needs analysis through construction administration including check-out and testing of system installation. He has been responsible for the design and implementation of acoustical and technical systems for projects whose systems costs have exceeded five million dollars per year for the past thirty years.
Prior to founding Harvey Marshall Berling Associates, David was principal of the consulting firms of David Harvey Associates and Peter George Associates where he provided acoustical, theater and audio-visual consulting services for a variety of Performing Arts Centers, Cultural, Educational, and Corporate facilities. Representative projects include: Thalian Center of Performing Arts in Wilmington, NC, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, renovation of the Hopkins Center Main Theater at Dartmouth College, renovation of the Hawaii Theater in Honolulu, the Jewish and Brooklyn Museums in NYC and the North Carolina School of Arts in Winston-Salem.
David has also designed the architectural and theater lighting for many of his projects. Early in his career, David worked at Imero Fiorentino Associates designing architectural and television lighting systems for projects that included broadcast television facilities, casinos, restaurants and conference centers. That experience provided the foundation for many subsequent lighting designs including: The Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Guggenheim Museum, Hostos Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx, Riverbank Park Theater in Owensboro, KY, Langston Hughes Theater in New York, Broyhill Center for the Arts in North Carolina, and the City of New York Graduate Auditorium and Recital Hall, and many others.
Besides being a registered architect, David’s background includes music composition, production, recording and performance. That experience, together with his interest in emerging technologies, brings together a unique sensitivity to the design of music and theatrical performance spaces.
Notable projects include Al Ahmadi Cultural Center (Kuwait City), John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, South Expansion (Washington DC), Irish Repertory Theater (New York, NY), Belo Center for New Media, UT (Austin, TX) and Northeastern University, College of Communications (Boston, MA)
B.Env.D University of Washington, 1977
NYS—RA Licensed Architect in the State of New York
Member Acoustical Society of America
Member Audio Engineering Society of America