David Kaselak was born in South Korea where he lived with his family while his father served in the Armed Forces. At the age of five, his family returned to the United States, settling in northeast Ohio. David attended Syracuse University in New York for five years and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Architecture, while studying under an ROTC Program for the Air Force.
After completing his undergraduate studies, he was commissioned as an officer and was stationed out west at Falcon Air Force Base, Colorado, before relocating to Alaska at Eielson Air Force Base. At Falcon, David’s primary roles included design projects at the base, along with developing design guidelines for bases around the world. While at Eielson, David moved from Project Architect to the Section Chief for the Design and Community Planning section, where he acted as the Base Planner and managed military and civilian architects and engineers for the design of base facilities.
David left the military as a Captain in 1996, and moved back to Colorado to join Zehren & Associates. He is currently a managing Principal of the firm and has been responsible for many signature projects, ranging from custom homes to prominent base lodges including the Blake Hotel in Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico, the Riverfront Lodge in Avon, Colorado, Chongli Four Seasons Destination Resort in China, and many of the club facilities within Cordillera in Edwards, Colorado. He has also authored design guidelines for numerous resort communities throughout the country such as the Lionshead Design Guidelines in Vail, Colorado, Silver Mountain in Park City, Utah, Old Greenwood in Truckee, California, and the Spruce Peak Guidelines in Stowe, Vermont. In addition, David sits on the Design Review Boards for several resort communities. When not designing at the office, David can be found traveling the globe or exploring the mountains by either skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and camping.