Dave Crutchfield is the Principal in Charge of RMF’s Charleston, South Carolina office, a position he has held since 2002. A seasoned engineer with particular expertise in the design of research laboratories, he joined the firm in 1993 as a Project Engineer in the Buildings Division. He was promoted over time through various positions and ultimately became a Project Manager at the Baltimore, MD office. Dave was then offered the opportunity to relocate to Charleston, SC, and he now leads the production and growth of the satellite office.
The challenge of helping RMF expand its southeastern footprint was one Dave eagerly accepted, growing the office from two employees to fifteen employees. The office regularly produces award-winning work that is recognized for the firm’s use of innovative technologies, sustainable and energy efficient design, and innovative building design. The work produced from the office varies from high tech laboratory research facilities, new and renovated hospital facilities, and government facilities.
As a Principal, Dave takes a hands-on approach with key projects, including the exceptional work the Charleston office has completed for Clemson University, Coastal Carolina University, Francis Marion University, the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina. Dave continues to practice engineering and leads design projects with his staff of talented Project Managers and design staff.
Dave earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He is a frequent public speaker whose engagements have included the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the International District Energy Association (IDEA) and Labs21. He is an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), the International Society for Professional Engineers (ISPE), and the Society for American Military Engineers (SAME). He is also a LEED-accredited professional (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design).