David Belt is a cofounder of New Lab, having overseen its development from concept to actuality. Since its opening in June 2016, it is now home to over 100 companies solving real-world problems in an 84,000 square foot former shipbuilding facility. Also the Founder and Managing Principal of Macro-Sea and DBI, Belt has collaborated with businesses, foundations, and individuals to realize new frameworks of place and partnership. David has served as a guest lecturer, panelist, and participant for institutions such as Columbia University, RPI, Penn Design, the Venice Biennale, and MoMA. He has donated consulting services and intellectual capital related to the build-out of nonprofit facilities throughout NYC through the Robin Hood Foundation and serves on the board of Pioneer Works and St. Ann’s Warehouse.