David R. Csont, ASAI
Principal & Chief Illustrator
David is a nationally recognized illustrator and educator with over twenty years of experience in the visualization of architecture. A key member of the UDA design team, David’s unique talents include the ability to translate urban design and architectural concepts into three-dimensional perspective drawings in a variety of traditional and digital media. These images become an integral part of the marketing program for each project because they can easily communicate complex ideas to a varied audience.
Professional Affiliations and Service
As a member of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI), David’s work has been recognized in the juried exhibition, Architecture in Perspective, in 1989, 1996, 1998, and 2005 through 2008. He served as President of ASAI in 2007, and organized the AIP 22 Exhibition and Conference in Pittsburgh. His work also remains in many private and public collections. David has conducted many seminars and lectures and is committed to the exploration of illustration as a means to effectively communicate design ideas.
David’s architectural illustrations are highlighted in The Urban Design Handbook and The Architectural Pattern Book, both by Urban Design Associates and published by W. W. Norton Company.
Education and Previous Experience
David is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the State University College of Buffalo with degrees in design and art history. In 1995, David completed his Master of Fine Arts Degree with honors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. David has served as an adjunct professor specializing in illustration and design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Cincinnati, and Northern Kentucky University.