David Jurca is Principal at Seventh Hill, a design consultancy focused on improving user experiences in the public realm through appropriate technology and insightful research. David is an urban designer with over 14 years of professional experience guiding real-world projects and academic research. He has managed client projects at a range of scales, from city-wide redevelopment plans to public art installations. His research focuses on innovative community engagement strategies, temporary urbanism, winter city design, and mixed reality visualizations. His work has been recognized with awards from the American Planning Association, American Institute of Architects, Environmental Design Research Association, and several Community Development Corporations. David’s design projects were exhibited by Chicago’s Metropolitan Planning Council, Van Alen Institute, Havana’s Fabrica de Arte Cubano, and the Venice Biennale of Architecture.
David is Chair of the City of Cleveland’s Near West Design Review Committee, serves as Vice-Chair on the Board of Canalway Partners, and recently joined the Board of CLEVR Community as Director of Urban Experiences & Transformation. David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from The Ohio State University and received his Master of Architecture from Kent State University.