David joined C.M. Kling & Associates in 1999. He is a graduate of The George Washington University with an interdisciplinary degree in Design with an emphasis in Fine Art, Art History, and Theatre Design.
With C.M. Kling he has worked as a project designer and project manager for a wide range of projects, including the new Eau Spa at the Ritz Carlton Palm Beach, the Marriott World Center Orlando, the American Red Cross National Headquarters, the Corpus Christi Bayfront Arena and Convention Center, and the Starlight Ballroom at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. He has worked as the primary lighting consultant to several LEED-certified projects including the Virginia Department of Transportation Headquarters and a government office building Dulles Discovery II.
His work for the Liberty Hotel in Boston, MA and the BBG-BBGM Office in the Empire State Building were both recognized by the Illuminating Engineer Society with the Guth Award for Interior Lighting in International judging.
Mr. Ghatan currently serves on the IALD Board of Directors and is the co-Regional Coordinator for the IALD in Washington, D.C. He is also a member of the IES Hospitality Committee.
Mr. Ghatan also works as a designer for the theatre, with extensive work in scenery and lighting design. He is a company member with Rorschach Theatre, where his work has been nominated for a Helen Hayes Award.