David Erik Chase, AIA

David Erik Chase, AIA

Forensic Architecture: Plaintiff & Defendant®
Palm Beach, FL - Hilton Head, SC
Office: 561-558-3517


With 55 Plus years of Architectural practice experience, 140 Expert Case representations regarding an Architect's Standard of Reasonable Care and other construction defect/deficiency matters since 2003 depicted in this geographical cover page graphic, and currently licensed in 22 States, David is the President of CHASE A+EP, pc., & Forensic Architecture: Plaintiff & Defendant ®.

Graduating with a Master of Science degree in Architecture from Columbia University in 1969, David became the former long-term President/CEO of the then...5th largest Architectural Firm in the United States. He has been professionally responsible for approximately $1 billion of constructed projects.

This diverse professional experience has guided his deliberative, analytic, and unwavering commitment to factual, thorough, efficient, and reliable Expert Services.

Based on this foundation of design, technical and practical experience, he has served in eleven (11) states as an Expert in forensic construction assignments for plaintiffs and defendants on an approximate 50/50 basis including:
• ADA accessibility Compliance
• Architectural Agreements
• Architectural Standard of Reasonable Care
• Betterment
• Building Code Minimums
• Building Envelope Water Leakage & Intrusion
• Building Mold
• Change Directives & Change Orders
• Circular Stair Deficiencies
• Component & System Failures
• Construction Defects, Deficiencies & Omissions
• Copyright Infringement
• Design consultant Errors & Deficiencies
• Entitlements
• Floor Systems
• Florida 718-Statutes for Condominiums
• G701
• Negligence
• Requests For Information
• Roofing Systems
• Sound Transmission Issues
• Stucco, EFIS & Applied Veneers
• Wrongful Death

Areas of Expertise
  • Architect Liability
  • Architecture
  • Brick & Stone
  • Building Codes
  • Building Contractor Liability
  • Construction
  • Lath & Plaster
  • Roofing
  • Tile
  • Waterproofing


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