David A Stubbs II

David has been recognized as one of the most important industry leaders in establishing physical solutions for the next generation of educational environments. He has won numerous awards from local and national organizations including A4LE, IIDA, USGBC, and the EPA.

While a public education employee, he designed Shift+, the first holistic and reconfigurable array of educational furniture components, in partnership with VS America.

Shift+ continues to be instrumental in transformations within educational environments worldwide.

DSD continues to enhance and create new designs for the marketplace

“David is an innovator. Like many innovators, his secret sauce seems to be unearthing a need that others overlook. He combines this innovator’s mindset with an architect’s design eye to create unique and beautiful solutions.”

– Steven Turckes, FAIA, ALEP, LEED AP
PreK-12 Global Practice Leader, Principal,
Perkins&Will, Chicago


David assists
institutions and

DSD supports programming and professional development needs while delivering detailed, systematic conversations surrounding the disruptive innovation approach to design. Resulting environments demonstrate examples of 100% engagement and wonder, sustainability, and improved indoor air quality.

David is a member of the design team for Reimagine America’s Schools, an initiative of the National Design Alliance.

A nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting cities and schools through change and transformation with the generous support of Schmidt Futures.

David is truly passionate about the holistic design of all educational spaces and is developing research with university partnerships, creating MakerCulture solutions, developing new educational tools from various market segments. He continues to lead the educational community with valuable insight on how to bridge the gap between curriculum/instruction and the built environment – truly creating agile environments.


Author of the children’s book, “P.B. Disrupts School!”, one can clearly see David’s passion to speak to concepts of acceptance and inclusion.

Understanding that we all need the ability to “find our right fit” within our environments as we become more familiar with the concept of space.

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  • Designer:
    Reimagine America’s Schools,
    2019 – present.
  • Committee Member:
    ALA LLAMA/BES Library Interiors, Furnishing & Equipment,
  • Director:
    Construction Management, Rural Green Power,
    2014 – present
  • Board Member:
    CEFPI Georgia Chapter, Member at Large 2013,
    President-Elect, 2014
  • Organizer
    Regional EPA Symposium, Healthy Schools,
  • Designer:
    Innovated Classroom of Today,
    CEFPI Annual Conference and Expo,
    September 2013.
  • Designer:
    Shift+ Furniture Line for VS International, Introduced at Ed Spaces,
    September 2013
  • Committee Member:
    EPA School Health & Indoor Environments Leadership Development (SHIELD),
    2012 - present
  • Creator:
    State-wide EPA Symposium for Schools and Universities,
    Athens, Georgia,


  • Industry Partner Award,
  • Innovation Award - Furniture-Systems,
    IIDA, Ed Spaces,
  • Water Efficiency Award,
    USGBC, High Performance Healthy Schools,
  • IAQ Champion,
    EPA Tools for Schools Indoor Air Quality,
  • President’s Award,
    Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation,
    Historic Preservation Barrow Elementary School,
  • Water Conservation Leadership Award,
    Athens Clarke County Water Conservation Office,
  • Outstanding Rehabilitation Award,
    Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation,
    H.T. Edwards HS,
  • Water Efficiency Award,
    Fowler Dr. Elementary School,
    USGBC High Performance Healthy Schools,