David C. Martin, FAIA is the Design Principal of AC Martin. He has continued the tradition established by his grandfather of major involvement in the architectural planning and civic life throughout Southern California. Mr. Martin, an award winning designer is recognized for his innovative, inspirational and cutting edge projects that transform neighborhoods, academic institutions and cities. His designs are well recognized for a keen insight into context and community/cultural vernacular. His sensitive use of materials and scale, building form, play of light and shadow, and urban amenities, has resulted in buildings that are timeless landmarks, transcending passing architectural trends. David is involved with a series of unique design experiences from small museums to large mixed-use projects. Each project presenting him with the opportunity to reinforce his belief that architecture should be narrative - tell a story, communicate a vision or reinforce a value.