As founding director of DSDHA, David has been responsible for a broad range of projects including Edmund de Waal’s studio & gallery in South London, Alex Monroe’s studio and workshop in Southwark, a number of residential schemes in central London, the Stirling Prize nominated Christ’s College in Guildford, as well as a series of mixed use and education projects.
David’s work has grown with a specific interest in creative workspace in the city, demonstrated through recently completed projects including four artist studios and workshops in Lambeth and Southwark as well as various public realm schemes in the City of London and Camden. This interest also extends to his academic work, with his involvement in the LSE/Theatrum Mundi network and the recent postgraduate courses that DSDHA has led, at CASS in 2015-16 and at the LSA in 2017, both focusing on London’s Cultural Infrastructure and the future of its creative spaces.
After studying at Cambridge University School of Architecture, David worked for Tim Ronalds and Erick van Egeraat in Rotterdam and London prior to establishing DSDHA with Deborah Saunt. He has lectured widely in the UK and abroad and has been a unit master at London Metropolitan University, Cambridge University and the Architectural Association for the last 10 years.