David Goujon is a Project Architect with Page/, where he has played a leading role in designing the new Austin State Hospital, a $300M+ complex that will revolutionize Texas’s approach to mental health. David also fulfills his passion for creating powerful public art through his side business, Goujon Design. The city may know David best for his activist urban intervention, Las Piñatas: an annual art and cultural festival that was inspired by the unjust demolition of an east side piñata store. His installation was recognized as one of the best public art installation in the country by Americans for the Arts in 2016.
As chair of the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center Advisory Board, David is leading a $27M architectural expansion alongside world-renowned architects Miro Rivera Architects (Austin) and Tatiana Bilbao (Mexico City) with a vision to bring together Austinites through celebration, education, and art at one of the city’s most cherished sites on the shores of Lady Bird Lake.
David also takes in pride in serving his community as Treasurer for the Austin Foundation for Architecture Board of Directors, Advisory Board Member of ACE Mentor of Austin, AIA Austin Finance Committee, and the Texas Society of Architects Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. David is the past Chair of the Latinos in Architecture Committee of AIA Austin and has helped create a national assembly of Latino architects with the aim of increasing diversity in the architectural field. He was recognized as the 2017 AIA Austin Associate Member of the Year.
David is a daydreamer on a mission. When he imagines his daughters walking through a building that will stand for centuries, he finds a sense of purpose. The spaces he creates in this city will be designed thoughtfully, built responsibly, and find their place on the right side of history.