I am not your typical Architect...

I might come to meetings on a motorcycle or an old sports car, but when i visit, i bring with me years of education, experience and knowledge unparalleled for your project. I am a South-Florida native and have a Master's in Architecture from the University of Florida, with a specialization in Historic Preservation. I studied one summer on Nantucket island, and was the Teaching Assistant two summers later. I have always been concerned with all the systems (nuts-and-bolts) of a project, not just the pretty picture from the street. It is the integration of these systems in a fashion that satisfies the design objectives that i find exciting. I like to make beautiful, well-proportioned spaces, as well as functional and properly engineered ones. I have been fortunate to work with the best clients as well as talented designers and architects, engineers, builders and consultants. Through a Team effort, we will make your project a success... and we will go about it in a way that is fun for everyone.

Work Experience

  • President: David M. Rosenthal Architect, Inc., Oct. 2002 - present 
  • Residential Studio Director:  SGR Arch., Inc., June 1997 - Oct. 2002
  • Project Architect:  SGR Arch., Inc., June 1994 - June 1997
  • Intern Architect:  SGR Arch., Inc., August 1991 - June 1994
  • Teaching Assistant:  University of Florida, Preservation Institute Nantucket, Summer 1991
  • Intern Architect:  Joseph Kaller & Assoc., May 1990 - January 1991
  • Draftsman:  Mario Cartaya and Associates, Nov. 1984 - May 1985

Volunteer Activities - "Be the change you want to see in the world", gandhi

  • Pridelines Youth Services, Miami: Currently an LGBTQ youth group facilitator and volunteer.
  • HRC: raising awareness and funds for HRC activities at various pride festivals, parades, and events
  • South Plantation High School Magnet Program: various roles, but specifically mentoring students in the Fairchild Challenge and raising funds for the Magnet program by working the concession stands at the Panthers Hockey Arena,  2008 - 2013
  • PLANT Award (City of Plantation Landscape Awards for Nurturing Our Trees): 2009
  • Plantation Park Elementary School: various roles, but best one was Math Superstars coordinator,  2001 - 2008
  • Ft. Lauderdale AIA Vice President: 2004-2005
  • Ft. Lauderdale AIA Treasurer: 2003-2004
  • Ft. Lauderdale AIA secretary: 2002-2003
  • City of Hollywood Design Review Board, Architect: Chair,              Jan. 2000 - June 2001
  • City of Hollywood Design Review Board, Architect: Vice-Chair,       Sept. 1997 - Jan. 2000
  • City of Hollywood Design Review Board: Original member, Citizen-At-Large, Vice-Chair,  Sept. 1994 - Sept. 1997
  • Habitat of Humanity: building houses: 1992-1994
  • InterFaith - Halfway House for Youth in State Custody, Gainesville Florida, 1988


  • Master of Architecture:  Historic Preservation Specialization, University of Florida, 1990
  • Student:  Preservation Institute: Nantucket, University of Florida, 1989
  • Bachelor of Design with Honors:  University of Florida, 1988
  • Associate of Arts (with Honors and Early Admissions):  Broward Community College


  • Florida Registered Architect, AR0015035:  1994 - present
  • Florida and National Trust for Historic Preservation:  1991 - present
  • Porsche Club of America, Gold Coast Region: 2012 - present
  • HRC (Human Rights Campaign): 2009 - present
  • Gold Coast British Sports Car Club: 2009 - present
  • Sierra Club: 2001 – present
  • Habitat For Humanity: 1991 - present
  • Ft. Lauderdale AIA member: 2001-2009
  • South Florida Jaguar Club: 1994-1996, 2005-2007