David A. Haymes
Co-Founder & Principal, AIA

As co-founder and principal of Pappageorge Haymes Partners, David has played a significant role in the firm’s expansion by contributing both design expertise and unique business acumen. As Chief Operations Officer, he oversees all major administrative activities, including asset management, contractual negotiations, and staff development, while being responsible for the coordination and design of some of the firm’s most ambitious architectural projects.

He has been widely regarded for his work as the principal-in-charge on such award-winning work in Chicago as; Museum Park at Central Station; the complex, multi-phase development that includes nearly 3,000 residential units encompassed within twelve high-rise buildings and multiple townhouse configurations, The Pomeroy Apartments; the adaptive re-use/renovation of a vintage apartment building that achieved LEED® Platinum Certification and became the Chicago Housing Authority’s flagship senior living center, University Commons; the residential loft conversion and historic renovation of six landmark buildings formerly comprising the city’s wholesale fresh produce marketplace, Metropolitan Tower; the ambitious adaptive re-use project that transformed an obsolete office building into a mixed-use facility integrating retail, parking spaces and luxury residential condominiums at a downtown site overlooking Grant and Millennium parks, and Infinite Apartments; the adaptive re-use/renovation of three historic commercial buildings into a mixed-use student housing and retail complex at the center of Chicago’s largest higher education campus. 

Projects outside of Chicago include; Waihonua at Kewalo; a modern 43-story, 345-unit luxury residential tower located in the epicenter of urban renewal in Honolulu, Hawaii, The Collection; an innovative multi-phase, mixed-use development comprised of high-rise, mid-rise, and townhouse components in Honolulu, Hawaii, and SouthShore; a luxury high-rise condominium complex in Newport, Kentucky.

David is actively involved with various professional organizations and makes regular appearances as guest lecturer and panelist at conferences and symposia. Speaking engagements have included, Roosevelt University Chicago School of Real Estate, Fair Housing Amendment Act Conference, Annual Real Estate Conference (Illinois CPA Society), and National AIA Conference on Housing.

Education University of Illinois at Chicago, Bachelor of Architecture, James Scholar, 1978
Active Licenses/Certifications Licensed Architect, State of Illinois
Licensed Architect, State of Hawaii
Licensed Architect, State of Nebraska
Professional Associations American Institute of Architects (AIA), Member
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), Member
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Member
Adjunct (Former) Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago