David Zion is a director in Berkeley Research Group’s Atlanta office. He has more than forty years of experience in the design and construction industries.

His project experience includes work on significant aviation, broadcasting, commercial, corporate, distribution, educational, gaming, governmental, healthcare, hospitality, laboratory, industrial, public safety, retail, sports, transportation, and telecommunications projects for Fortune 500 and Department of Defense clients.

Mr. Zion provides project risk management and construction dispute consulting services for corporations, governmental organizations, owners, developers, contractors, insurers, and design firms. Mr. Zion has testified on standard of care issues for design and construction professionals, building function, defective designs, evolution of design, construction defects, trade coordination, allowance reconciliation and change order entitlement issues for matters in Canada and the United States.

Employment History

Berkeley Research Group
2016 – present
Senior managing consultant
2012 – 2014

Navigant Consulting
Associate director
2005 – 2012

A.W. Hutchison & Associates
Project manager
2003 – 2005

David L. Zion, AIA PC
President, Consulting Architect

Leo A. Daly
Director of Operations
2000 – 2002

The Austin Company
Chief architect
1994 – 2000

Ogram Architects, Inc.
Senior project manager

O’Kon and Company, Inc.
Project manager
1991 – 1994

Carlson Associates, Inc.
Project captain
1987 – 1991

Tipton Masterson and Associates, Ltd.
Staff associate
1985 – 1987

Hausemann/MacGregor Architects
Intern architect
1983 – 1985

Professional Affiliations

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Certificate holder

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Professional member

Construction Specifications Institute
Professional member, Atlanta Chapter

Professional architect

Georgia | Alabama | Massachusetts | Michigan | Nevada | North Carolina | Pennsylvania | South Carolina | Tennessee | Virginia | Florida | Ohio | Texas | Maryland | Washington, DC | West Virginia | New York

Areas of Expertise


Georgia Institute of Technology
BS, Architecture, 1980

Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France
AIA Continuing Education