David grew up in Richmond, Virginia. He earned his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, master’s in architecture, and master’s in structural engineering from Virginia Tech. David moved to San Francisco to work for Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill as a structural engineer. While at S.O.M., he was able to work as both an engineer and an architect in the San Francisco office and also as an engineer in the London and Chicago offices. After leaving S.O.M, David formed Yu Strandberg Engineering in Oakland, California, with Peter Yu. After 10 years with Yu Strandberg Engineering, David formed Strandberg Engineering in San Francisco.
David lives in San Francisco with his wife and two kids. He enjoys making beautiful buildings with great architects during the week and having fun with his wife and two kids on the weekends.