David E. Chase, AIA, NCARB, LEEDGA Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae


Contact Information

  • Company: Chase A+EP, pc.
  • Phone: (561) 430-1772
  • Cell: (609) 577-0304
  • Website: chaseaep.com/
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Architecture and Construction Defects

Specialty Focus: standard of reasonable care, construction defects, contract disputes, water intrusion, water leakage, mold, betterment, errors and omissions, copyright infringement, wrongful death, ADA Accessibility Guidelines, insurance issues, arbitration, mediation, expert witness

Education: Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Syracuse University; Master of Science in Architecture, Columbia University; Diploma, Architecture design, Ecole des Beaux-Arts

Years in Practice: 55

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 17

Additional Information

Mr. Chase is a licensed Architect and experienced Construction Forensic Expert Witness, Mediator, and Arbitrator with over 100 past and present case assignments on the East Coast and mid-Atlantic states. He was the former long-term President and CEO of the fifth largest architectural firm in the United States. During his 50+ year career, Mr. Chase has been responsible for more than $1 billion of constructed projects, as designer, interior designer, specifier, project manager, architect-of-record and/or principal-in-charge. Currently practicing Architecture in Florida and licensed in 21 states, Mr. Chase has extensive experience in educational, stadium, criminal justice, housing (senior, assisted living, public, multi-family and single detached), health care, commercial, hospitality, and retail projects, and has negotiated, authored, and administrated design-bid-build, design-build, construction manager-at-risk, fast-track, fixed price, bridging, sole source, and private/government contracts. Based on this foundation of design, technical and practical building experience, Mr. Chase has served in 10 states as an Expert Witness in forensic construction assignments for plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of matters including ADA Accessibility Guidelines, insurance issues, standard of care, schedule delays, construction defects, contract disputes, water leakage, and water intrusion, mold, betterment, errors and omissions, copyright infringement, and wrongful death together with a specialty in Florida 718 Statutes for condominiums, regarding Converter and Statutory Reserves. In addition, he has mediated assignments in foreclosure matters and arbitrated warranty, construction claims and disputes.