David Locicero is an architect, writer, wine enthusiast, home cook, and sometime mail artist and book binder.  He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He grew up for the most part in Las Vegas, Nevada during the 60′s and 70′s, with extended stays during that time in Seattle, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.  He attended the University of Oregon, including a semester in Rome, Italy.  His graduate degree is in architectural history and theories from the Architectural Association School of Architecture Graduate School.  [Try saying that 5 times fast!] The Architectural Association is located in London, UK. He has been licensed to practice architecture in California since 1988 and is a member of the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA).



David’s work experience includes:

  • 02/2013 – present: architect / owner @ David Locicero, architect.
  • 03/2011 – present: author + publisher @ OpinionatedWineGuide.com
  • 2007 – 01/2011: senior associate @ GL Planning & Design, Inc. Lab planning specialists.
  • 1998 – 2007: principal @ Locicero architecture + design.  Residential remodeling and ADA consulting.
  • 1989 – 1998: project manager @ MBT Architecture. Specialists in buildings for science.
  • 1985 – 1988: project architect @ RIA Architects & Engineers.  Specialists in commercial retail and buildings for technology.
  • 1985: drafter @Pike/Gentry. Specialists in interior architecture for commercial and residential clients.

David brings his considerable experience on large, technologically complex buildings and construction administration to his passion: smaller residential and commercial projects.

He also writes about architecture and design, blogging semi-regularly about the subjects at writearchitecture.com.

In addition to being an architect, David is also a wine writer.  His first book, Pour Me Another: An Opinionated Guide to Gold Country Wines, was published in 2011.  Since that time it has become one of the highest rated California wine guides on Amazon.com as well as appearing several times on the Amazon.com top 100 Travel Guides for the United States Western Pacific Region. His second book, Wine 101: An Introduction to Wine and Wine Tasting, was published at the end of August 2012.  It has already appeared in the top 10 for it’s sales category on Amazon.com. He has several more wine books planned.  He is a member of the Society of Wine Educators and blogs regularly about wine and travel at opinionatedwineguide.com.


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