David Goldberg is a multi-media artist with a strong focus on models and architecture. David was studying scenic design for theatre at San Diego State University when, in the summer of 1976, he saw Star Wars and had what he describes as "a religious experience". "I knew immediately that building models for the movies was what I wanted to do". In school David developed his model making skills working part-time at an architectural modelmaking firm. Upon graduating from SDSU in 1981 he formed Goldberg Arts in San Diego and built architectural models for many of the area's leading architects and developers. One of Goldberg Arts' first major commissions was to build the architectural model for Horton Plaza, the keystone of San Diego's downtown redevelopment.
David moved to Los Angeles in 1984 to pursue his dreams of building models for the movies. To date he has built models for over 200 movies, television shows, commercials and theme park projects. In 1994 he received an Emmy Award for his model work on the sci-fi classic Earth 2. In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, David has continued to build architectural models, now serving an international clientele.
In the past decade David has expanded his talents into the digital realm applying computer technologies to models both in the area of fabrication (CAD CAM laser cutting and rapid prototyping) and architectural pre-visualization (a fancy term for computer models and renderings).
Never straying far from his roots as a creative fabricator, David also applies his skills to woodworking, sculpture, stained glass, metalsmithing and jewelry. He lives and works in Altadena, California in the foothills looking down on Pasadena and Los Angeles. (And he's a pretty good chef too!)