David O'Brien

David O'Brien

Consulting Principal

David O’Brien contributes nearly 40 years of experience in strategic, institutional, and facilities planning as both a client and a consultant. Through his extensive career in academic medicine, David has developed a unique “client-based” perspective of the importance of architecture and the physical environment. While at Stanford Medical Center, David worked in collaboration with his colleagues across the medical center and campus to develop integrated strategic planning and resource plans while serving in leadership roles in Institutional Planning and Analysis, Strategic Planning, Facilities Operations & Maintenance, Capital Planning, Administrative Organizational Planning and Long-Range Organizational, Program and Land-Use Planning.

As an ABA Consulting Principal, David broadens and intensifies the strategic design services ABA currently provides to our clients. With his deep understanding of academic and healthcare operations and cultures, David ensures that ABA’s projects are uniquely aligned with the needs of our clients.