Arlington, VA – Gilbane Building Company announces the strategic promotion of David Childress to Director of Interiors for their DC/Northern Virginia office.

As the new Director of Interiors, David will focus on strengthening current client relationships, building new client relationships, and developing a strong interiors team through training and mentorship. While Gilbane is most commonly known for its large base-building work, David will leverage Gilbane’s strong tenant fit-out portfolio to expand Gilbane’s presence in the highly competitive D.C. interiors market.

David joined Gilbane as an intern, and has spent the last 12 years as an integral part of Gilbane’s growth. Since 2005 he has built higher education facilities, laboratories and hospitals; including the Virginia Tech Signature Engineering Building (Goodwin Hall) and the billion-dollar state-of-the-art Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. David’s most recent notable projects include the law offices of Cooley LLP (Reston), BASIS McLean Independent School Repositioning, 1399 New York Avenue Lobby, Verizon Co-Working Space, and the new Zeta Phi Beta National Headquarters. He is excited to continue growing his team’s portfolio and their reputation as the most client-focused group in the D.C. Interiors market.

David graduated from the Virginia Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering and will be attending the Executive MBA program at Georgetown University this fall. In 2014 he was awarded the Outstanding Young Undergraduate Alumnus Award from Virginia Polytechnic University for his overall career accomplishments and contributions to the profession and community.