Boston Moms is thrilled to announce our 2021 partnership with New England Design & Construction! So, we’d like to re-introduce you to our friend, local dad and business owner David Supple. You’ll see a lot of David in this space this year, as he helps to answer our questions as our architecture, design, and building EXPERT!
Meet David Supple — Architectural DesignBuilder and Boston Dad!
Full name: David Muñiz Supple
Occupation/business name: Architectural DesignBuilder, New England Design & Construction (NEDC)
Children: Abaline (4) and Gabriel (6)
Hometown: Boston (I am from Rowayton, CT, originally and went to college at Tufts here. After a stint on the West Coast I settled down here, married a beautiful Boston girl, and we started a family)
Favorite local business or brand: There are many — we try to shop and support local as much as possible and thus love quite a few. I do have a special place in my heart for Urban Grape in the South End as well as Beacon Hill Chocolates… they are amazing. Also, Bridgette Wallace’s G Code House is a nonprofit and social enterprise we highly believe in. We very much love our city and try to do a large amount of community work to give back and help those who need it — simply because we can and we enjoy seeing those around us succeed. I highly value our local trade and vendor partners — all the small businesses that make us whole. It is entirely a group activity with 30 different partners on a project really being a community — the success of the entire project depends on the care and quality of work by all, and a single entity not performing endangers the success of a project.
Tell us a bit about your family: My children love performing and sports and are talented artists — much of which has to do with my incredible wife who is always fostering their interests and turning them into creative activities we do as a family. She’s an incredible mother.
Tell us a bit about NEDC: We have a unique, talented, and extremely tight-knit company of about 20 — sustainable designers, architects, and master artisans. We care for each other and carry a high standard for ourselves and our clients. “Lifting Spirits with Spaces” is our mission. Design Build and the return of the architect to his original role as master builder are subjects I’ve grown passionate about over the past two decades. I graduated from Tufts with a degree in architecture and, unfortunately, found years of academic theory to be woefully inadequate when confronted with real life. To address this imbalance I took a job as a carpenter to teach myself to actually BUILD. I’m now extremely proud of the team I’ve built over the past two decades — true professionals in sustainable architectural design, planning, and construction and just sincere, caring people. We do it all for our clients in one Architectural Design Build package — the way the masters did it for thousands of years, crafting homes for those moving and changing the world.
How does NEDC serve local families? Our contribution to our community is to lift the spirits of the inhabitants of the spaces we create. Our environments have a profound impact on our well-being and day-to-day lives. We are all committed to and passionate about creating precisely the right space for our clients to lift them up and help them create their lives and dreams.
What is the one thing that surprised you the most about parenthood? To be honest… all of the poop and the sometimes very large size of it.
How do you manage the juggle of business ownership, your various community efforts, and parenthood? I keep a schedule and set it up to excel (not balance) in all aspects of life.
What is one piece of advice you’d offer a new dad? I have amnesia from the early years, so I’m not sure I’m the best to advise… not a lot of sleep was happening there. I’d let them know they are doing great and to keep going and enjoy the ride!
What is one way you take care of yourself? Since I am currently on a pretty consistent workout regimen, I would say that — along with clean eating. I played football and lacrosse at Tufts and try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Consistent exercise makes a huge difference in my physical and mental well-being.
Is there anything else we should know about you or your work? We are genuine, transparent, and highly caring. We all have families and love to help create beautiful homes and spaces for others.
Where do you draw your inspiration from? Nature. “All things share the same breath — the beast, the tree, the man… the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports… Whatever a man does to the web, he does to himself.” — Chief Seattle
We’re looking forward to having David share his expertise with Boston Moms this year! In the meantime, you can see more of David and the work of NEDC on Instagram (@nedesignconstruction), Facebook, and the NEDC website.