At-Large Position 2
Council Member David Robinson
David W. Robinson is currently serving his second term as City Council Member for the At-Large 2 position. He was recently appointed by Mayor Sylvester Turner to represent Houston on the regional Transportation Policy Council.
Early in his architectural career, David assisted with the new U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, and then contributed to the development and production of the master planning document for the campus of the Texas Children’s Hospital. In 1999, he started his own company as a sole practitioner with a broad, diverse portfolio ranging from health care to housing. As a small business owner, David has kept his practice going through good times and lean. Currently, he is fortunate to have a healthy list of projects mostly located in the Houston area. He teaches a graduate-level course for Texas Tech University in the Houston program on planning and development called "Infrastructure in the Urban Environment."
Along with his architectural practice, David has been actively involved with neighborhood issues, serving eight years as an officer of the Neartown (Montrose) Association, including terms as vice president and president. With the nomination of civic club representatives from across Houston, he was elected to serve as chairman and president of the citywide Super Neighborhood Alliance to a maximum two-year term that concluded in January 2013. While serving on the board of directors of the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, David was appointed to the City of Houston Planning Commission by Mayor Bill White in 2007 and re-appointed by Mayor Annise Parker in 2009 – becoming the first licensed architect to serve the city as a commissioner since the 1970's.
David Robinson received a BA in Architecture from Yale College in 1988 and earned a Master of Architecture from Rice University in 1993. He is the proud father of 16-year-old Elissa and an active member of Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church.