About DLM Architects


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DLM Architects was founded in 1997 by renowned forensic architect David May. We focus on three key areas: Forensic Architecture, Reserve Studies and Multi-Unit Improvements.

Founder David May has 40+ years experience practicing architecture in the mid-Atlantic region.  He is licensed as an Architect in Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland.

Mr. May combines his architectural background with an understanding of the mechanics of good design and years of experience with design and construction procedures.  In addition to his expertise, he has overseen the firm's most challenging renovation and repair assignments. His expertise includes forensic architecture, as well as serving as partner-in-charge for the roof repair or replacement for more than 3,500,000 SF of roofing systems.  His professional affiliations and achievements include:

  • President, Lynnhaven Business Association - 2005-2006
  • President, Community Associations Institute (CAI), Southeastern Virginia Chapter - 1996
  • President-Elect, CAI, Southeastern Virginia Chapter - 1995
  • Board Member, CAI, Southeastern Virginia Chapter - 1994
  • Speaker of the Year, CAI, Southeastern Virginia Chapter - 1993, 1997 & 2000
  • Member of the State Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects - 1996-2004
  • Committee Member, “The Study of Wind Resistive Design”, Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Housing and Community Development - 1993
  • Panelist, “Hurricane Aftermath Conference”, Ocean City, MD - 1994
  • Board Member, American Institute of Architects, Hampton Roads Chapter - 1984-1999
  • Guest Lecturer at Regent University Law School for 2nd year Real Estate Law Curriculum - 1992 and 1993
  • Educational seminars to the Southeastern CAI, “When to Call in the Professional, Hurricane Preparedness” and “Construction Defects: Negotiate, Litigate or Bite the Bullet”
  • Society of American Military Engineers, Disaster Readiness Committee - 1995-1996
  • Member, Governor's Blue Ribbon Strike Force on the Capital Outlay Process - 1994

Please contact us at (757) 510-1165 or by using our online contact form if you have any questions.

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