David W. Robinson is currently serving his second term on the Houston City Council in At-Large Position 2. On City Council David has become a leader in a variety of areas, he is the Chair of the Transportation, Technology & Infrastructure (TTI) Committee; Vice-Chair of the Quality of Life (QOL) Committee; Vice-Chair of the Regulation and Neighborhood Committee; and serves as a City representative on the Houston First Corporation Board. He was also appointed by Mayor Sylvester Turner to represent the City on the Houston Galveston Area Council (HGAC) Transportation Policy Council.
David is an architect who started his career working on the design of the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan. He later contributed to the master plan for the campus of Houston’s Texas Children’s Hospital. Since then he has worked on various healthcare projects in the Texas Medical Center, around Texas and beyond. In 1999, he started his own company as a sole practitioner with a broad, diverse portfolio that presents work completed on health care facilities, commercial businesses, individual residential projects and other related commissions. As a small business owner, David maintains a list of projects mostly located in the Houston area and has taught a graduate-level course for Texas Tech University in their Houston Practicum called "Infrastructure in the Urban Environment", and currently serves on Rice Architecture’s William Ward Watkins Council.
Along with his architectural practice, David has been actively involved with neighborhood issues, serving eight years as an officer of the Neartown (Montrose) Association, including terms as vice president and president. With the nomination of civic club representatives from across Houston, he was elected to serve as chairman and president of the citywide Super Neighborhood Alliance (SNA) to a maximum two-year term that concluded in January 2013. Concurrently and while serving on the board of directors for the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, David was appointed to the City of Houston Planning Commission by Mayor Bill White in 2007 and re-appointed by Mayor Annise Parker in 2009, becoming the first licensed architect to serve that commission since the 1970's.
David W. Robinson received a BA in Architecture from Yale College in 1988 and earned a Master of Architecture from Rice University in 1993. In 2018 he was inducted to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). He is the proud father of his daughter, Elissa, and is an active member of Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church.
“As your Council Member and as a neighborhood volunteer, I have had the opportunity to work with dedicated people across this city who share my commitment to making Houston an even greater place. Building on the strong foundation of our many unique neighborhoods, I believe that this diversity is our greatest cultural asset. This is a city of neighborhoods, built by visionaries and risk-takers, and by a growing mix of people who are committed to making this an even better place to live and work for this generation and for all that follow.”
~ David Robinson
As chair of the Transportation, Technology and Infrastructure (TTI) Committee, Council Member David Robinson has focused on critical infrastructure projects such as the Northeast Water Purification Plant, the North Houston Highway Improvement Project, and Build Houston Forward’s streets and drainage projects, as well as other municipal issues such as sidewalks and the permitting process.
Council Member David Robinson is vice chair of the Quality of Life Committee, which oversees the Parks and Recreation Department, Houston Public Library, the Houston Health Department, and the Planning and Development Department. On this committee, Robinson has continued to work to increase our city’s greenspace, improve its air and water quality, and ensure our city is even more attractive in the future.
Council Member David Robinson places a priority on fiscal stewardship. As a member of the Budget and Fiscal Affairs (BFA) Committee, he has studied the city’s Long-Range Financial Plan and pushed to implement numerous ideas and initiatives to realize cost-savings and better efficiency in city government, including zero-based budgeting.
Please join our campaign today and make a donation to David W. Robinson for City Council At-Large #2!
You can donate securely using the link above or mail checks to:
David W. Robinson Campaign
P.O. Box 56386
Houston, TX 77256-6386
For more information concerning your contribution please call (713) 942-5800.
David W. Robinson Campaign
P.O. Box 56386
Houston, TX 77256-6386.