DAVID OAKLAND

Dean's Advisory Board

Principal, VMDO, Charlottesville, VA 

(BS Arch ’76, M Arch ’78)


David is a founding principal of VMDO and leads the firm’s higher education practice, designing buildings that support academic and student life with great purpose and exceptional quality. Having worked for over 30 colleges and Universities, David has a profound understanding of collegiate institutional culture. Many of VMDO’s client relationships began with David’s thoughtful campus plans, detailed roadmaps for attaining an institution’s highest aspirations. By looking through a wide lens to see an entire picture, David is able to distinguish both the details and the broader long-range view of a campus.

David joined the Dean’s Advisory Board in Fall 2016.