about

draw is a local firm that makes a big impression.

let's work together and discover new ways to design better places for people to live, work, learn, and play.

what do you think it’s like to live a good life?

well, we’d like you to help us continue to grow and develop ideas for our simple architecture manifesto. here is what we have so far…

design for people.

develop thoughtful ideas and designs around the lives of individuals, families, companies, and communities. what is most important to them all?

think global.

design and build with consideration for what is best for the earth.
do you believe, as we do, that it will return the favor every day?

keep it local.

design in a way that connects us to the places we live.
how do we respect the locale, its history, and its culture?

keep it simple.

life can be complicated. can we add intrinsic value to life by distilling design to what is essential?

benefit everyone and everything.

good design can change the world. what's beyond our front door?

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david brooke robinson

architect | mountain & beach lover | local arts fan

award-winning architect

passionate about designing quiet modern places that enrich the human experience, and believes in designing buildings that are good for people, good for the planet, and good for the places in which they reside.

licensed for 27 years

licensed architect in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. While actively practicing in several states, my heart resides in the locales of Monmouth County, particularly the coastal and waterfront communities along the Jersey Shore.

passionate about sustainability

as someone who cares deeply about the well being of both the natural and built environment, I have been a LEED accredited professional for over 10 years and am a USGBC (United States Green Building Council) member with expertise in environmentally friendly/sustainable design practices.

membership

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • New Jersey United States Green Building Council (NJ USGBC)
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation

lifelong New Jersey native

as a husband, father, environmentalist, and outdoor enthusiast living in Monmouth County with my wife and three children, I embrace the natural beauty of the Jersey shore and rural inland areas, as well as the cultural vibrancy of cities like Asbury Park and Red Bank.

in my spare time

I enjoy family time, local live music and arts, riding the ocean waves, mountain biking, skiing, sketching, and exploring new and interesting places.

Thanks for your kind words!
Our clients have nice things to say about their experience of working with us.

From start to finish Brooke was phenomenal to work with. He really gets to know his clients by asking questions that pertain to how they live in their home, what they feel is lacking and what they envision to make their space truly perfect.

His architectural ideas include many small details that really make the difference for a one room renovation or an entire home design. He was always available from the first to the final days of our project and worked well with everyone involved

client – J.S.

We’ve worked with Brooke on several home improvement projects - from the design details of our family room fireplace, window seat and bookshelves, to rearranging the layout of our master bath, to the complete renovation of the exterior of our house.  Brooke’s attention to detail informs all aspects of his work and his collaborative approach has led to designs that reflect our sense of style while adhering to budgetary constraints. 

We are delighted with the outcome of each project and Brooke’s designs have received many unsolicited compliments from our friends and neighbors.

client – S.S.

I’m sitting on the bench in my shower looking out through the newly framed rooms and I am so pleased! Everything is perfect! The stair-hall is taking on a form. I can finally envision and it is spectacular. Wow! You really nailed it!

Thanks for listening to us and for designing such a beautifully functional shared nest for both of us.

client – J.P.