David J. Lewis is a founding partner and principal of Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis, or LTL. Started in 1997 by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki and David J. Lewis, Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis is an innovative, award-winning architecture partnership that pursues a diverse range of work, from large scale academic and cultural buildings to interior architecture to competitions. LTL's approach is to realize inventive solutions that turn the very constraints of each project into the design trajectory, exploring overlaps between space, program, form, budget and materials.
The firm's work has been extensively published and exhibited internationally. LTL Architects received the 2007 National Design Award for Interior Architecture from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and was selected as one of six American architectural firms featured in the U.S. Pavilion at the 2004 Venice Architecture Biennale. In addition, LTL was included in the 2000 National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt and was selected in December 2000 by Architectural Record as one of ten firms representing a Vanguard in Contemporary Architecture.
Lewis, Tsurumaki and Lewis are co-authors of two books, the monograph "Opportunistic Architecture," published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2008 and "Situation Normal ... Pamphlet Architecture #21," published by Princeton Architectural Press in 1998.