David Peabody Resume

David Peabody, AIA

LEED-AP, Certified Passive House Consultant

David has led Peabody Architects, in Alexandria, Virginia, since 1992, designing numerous homes and additions. Witnessing and participating in the growth of sprawl in the suburban DC area through the ‘90’s led to awareness that the way building is done today is not sustainable, and a conviction that architects cannot sit on the fence with regard to environmental issues.

Since committing the practice to sustainable design in 2000, he has become increasingly active in issues regarding architecture and the environment, and made these issues central to the way the firm approaches its work. In 2004, he became a LEED Accredited Professional, and in 2009 he became a Passive House Certified Consultant– one of the first five architects in the country to achieve this certification.


  • 1977 Yale School of Architecture. M. Arch.
  • 1971 Yale College. B.A. History.
  • 1967 Middlesex School. Concord, MA.


Registered in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. N.C.A.R.B. Certificate #26865.


  • 1992–present Peabody Architects. Alexandria, VA.
  • 1990 – 1991 McCartney-Lewis Architects. Washington, DC.
  • 1980–1990 David Peabody Architects. Natchez, MS.
  • 1979 Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates. Hamden, CT.
  • 1977–1978 Woollen, Molzan & Partners. Indianapolis, IN.
  • 1973 Benjamin Thompson & Associates. Cambridge, MA.
  • 1972 The Architects Collaborative. Cambridge, MA.

Professional Associations

  • Passive House Certified Consultant
  • Green Advantage. Board Member 2003–2007.
  • Alexandrians For A Green TC. Founder.
  • American Institute of Architects.
  • Mississippi State School of Architecture Advisory Board. 1985–1990.
  • Architectural Foundation of Mississippi. Past President.
  • City of Natchez Architectural Review Board. 1982–1987.


1984–1988 Mississippi State University School of Architecture Adjunct Faculty.

Consulting Work

  • National Trust for Historic Preservation Main Street Program:  Design consultant for Iowa and Kansas programs in 1980’s.
  • National Park Service: Conditions survey work for historic properties in Alabama and South Carolina in 1980’s.
  • Certified Passive House Consultant assisting architects and designers in achieving Passive House certification of their projects in DC and MD.
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