David H. Fish, OAQ, OAA, FRAIC
After graduating in 1966 from the McGill University School of Architecture, David initially worked in Montreal for two firms, including his father’s firm and the predecessor of DFS, Ross, Fish, Duschenes & Barrett in in 1966, before moving on for two years with Hugh Stubbins / Rex Allen Partnership in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he joined the team working on a major expansion to Boston City Hospital. In 1972 he moved to the Ross, Fish, Duschenes & Barrett branch office in Saint John, New Brunswick, where, for the next 25 years he designed a wide variety of federal, provincial, institutional and private sector projects. Subsequently, David returned to his hometown of Montreal, where he committed to continuing the firm, welcoming new partners and mentoring younger colleagues.
During David’s long and varied career, DFS has garnered a reputation as specialists in institutional, educational, scientific research and industrial architecture, as well as historic conservation.
David has been central in extending long term relationships with major clients as well as developing new ones, including financial institutions, universities, and industrial enterprises. As a result, DFS currently enjoys successful collaboration with some of the most respected Canadian and international architectural practices, winning and developing exceptional projects including many prestigious buildings in Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa.