The Designers 

The Architects at CHC are involved in the design + build + restoration process from the first sketch to popping the champagne upon a project's completion. They work as individuals and in teams to make sure that your project is elegant and sound down to every last design detail. They work closely with the clients to ensure that your home restoration or new project is exactly what you have always wanted. 

Photo by Adelaide Ryder

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

David Richardson AIA, Founder

With the founding of Capitol Construction, David Richardson created Utah’s first architectural led Design-Build construction company. Born in Cambridge Massachusetts, David studied Mechanical Engineering at nearby Tufts University where he wrote his thesis on passive solar design. In 1986 David immigrated to Utah to ski while pursuing a Masters of Architecture at The University of Utah. Upon graduation he was directly responsible for the design and construction of the Utah Winter Sports Park, including the Olympic ski jumping complex and bobsled/luge track. After a brief stint with American Stores, David landed at DAW Technologies where he ultimately became director of design and engineering overseeing cleanroom projects from Europe to Asia. Tired of travel, David ventured out on his own to follow his real passion; the preservation, rehabilitation, and improvement of Utah’s rich trove of historic and soon to be historic buildings. David takes his love for Utah architecture outside of the daily grind, serving in leadership positions with The Utah Heritage Foundation, The Alta Club, and others. 


Zachary Tanner, Intern Architect

After completing his Masters of Architecture degree at the University of Utah in 2011, Zach landed a much coveted architectural internship with Capitol Hill Construction. He now wears many hats, including architectural design and drafting and construction project management. Father to a bright young son, he often conducts “take your child to work days,” showing an enviable ease at the multi-tasking that parenthood requires. 

 

 

 


 

David Gibbs, Project Manager

A childhood spent at the foot of the Uintah Mountains instilled a genuine respect for self-determination and prepared David for a life of many adventures. After receiving a degree in civil and structural engineering from Seattle University, David spent two years as a logistical project manager for Doctor’s Without Borders in Nigeria and Kenya. His background in engineering provides a practical platform for his skill set as a project manger. After managing the remodel and restoration of his own historic home in the Marmalade District of Salt Lake City, David joined Capitol Hill Construction in 2014.

 


 

Eric Junge, Landscape Designer

Erik studied Landscape Architecture at Arizona State University and honed his design skills working with some of the most predominate landscape architecture firms throughout the west.  With a strong land ethic and LEED training, Erik believes in low water use landscapes that compliment the natural environment.  After growing up in the woods of central Michigan, and starting his career in the Sonoran Desert area of Arizona, Erik moved to Utah to ski and live the outdoor lifestyle.

 

 


Company header photos and portraits by Adelaide Ryder