David van der Leer

Exec Dir
DVDL DD

David van der Leer, Principal of DVDL DD, is a consultant, curator, educator, moderator, researcher, strategist, and writer. David’s passion is reinventing the institutions of yesterday—and dreaming up the most inspirational institutions of tomorrow—through excellent architecture & interdisciplinary programs.
David founded DVDL DD in 2018 after having worked and consulted with institutions, government agencies, corporations, & individuals for 15 years. Creative, intelligent, intuitive, & forward-looking, David has extensive experience in bringing together teams to create successful design projects. David teaches on the reprogramming of cultural institutions at Columbia U’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning & Preservation.
Born and raised in The Netherlands, David is a graduate of Erasmus University Rotterdam, and of the High Impact Leadership program at Columbia University’s Business School.



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