About Fish Street Design


Fish Street Design is the architectural design firm of David B. Hart, AIA, NCARB, a registered architect in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and Michigan.

David Hart’s initial introduction into building design came from his father who himself worked as a laborer digging ditches for a large commercial contractor in Connecticut. His dad ultimately worked his way up to superintendent and ran large projects. He often would take David and his siblings to projects on the weekends and would let them sit in the big backhoes and bulldozers. The muddy boots, smell of sawdust, and outdoor work ended up being the seeds for David to decide to be an architect by the 8th grade.

David attended Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island and received a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture in 1991.

Today, Dave continues to specialize primarily in residential design at Fish Street Design, which he founded in 2001 in western Maine. The firm's services include:

Dave’s work career also includes time with JCJ in Hartford Connecticut, Wayne Garrick Architects in New Haven Connecticut and Anne Folsom Smith Design in Sarasota, Florida.

David has worked simultaneously with his own clients and as a Senior Vice President/Owner with The Turner Group Companies for the past 13 years. Since February of 2016, David has focused on his own clients while still enjoying collaboration opportunities with Turner.

The Turner Group is made up of: Turner Building Science & Design, LLC in Harrison, ME, The H.L. Turner Group Inc, in Concord, NH, and Turner Group Design-CT, LLC in Hartford, CT. David held ownership interests in each entity and was the founder and principal of the Connecticut offices. This foray led to expanded markets for the firm in Connecticut and one of the first high-performance public schools completed in Connecticut.

David’s responsibilities while with Turner included project procurement, business development, design, and all aspects of project management, production of project documents, & building science analysis / investigations. On average, he was managing anywhere between 5-15 projects at any one time.

Additionally, David successful initiated and managed Turner’s first efforts on an international level, and collaborated on projects in Rio De Janiero, Brazil.

Project types while with Turner included high tech clean rooms, new public schools, renovations/additions with schools, higher education projects, offices, recreation buildings, historic buildings, armories, state and local government buildings, lab buildings, industrial projects, private schools and a wide variety of Building cience/ forensic projects.

David’s unique strength and experience while with Turner was combining an understanding of the relationship between sustainable, efficient, healthy design and building science.

   Connecticut: #8438
   New York: #031786
   Maine: #AN2572
   Massachusetts: 31077
   New Hampshire: # 3411
   National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB): # 53222
   Connecticut #895

Connecticut Green Building Council member
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association member

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