Educated at Cambridge University, David established the architectural practice DSDHA with Deborah Saunt (2001), after working for Panter Hudspith, Tim Ronalds and Erick van Egeraat.
Receiving eleven Royal Institute of British Architects Awards for their completed projects, DSDHA has also received the Building Design Architect of the Year and Education Architect of the Year Awards (2010). Within the practice, David has led a number of award-winning projects, including the Stirling Prize shortlisted Christ’s College School.
His recent experience has focused on special needs education, and an increasing portfolio of high density, mixed use developments. David has taught architecture for more than ten years at Cambridge and the Architectural Association, and currently teaches a diploma studio at London Metropolitan University. He has been a Built Environment Expert since 2009, and contributed to significant reviews of projects of all natures from urban regeneration, national infrastructure and residential development of many different scales.