With over 30 years’ experience in the private and public sectors, David heads up a team of professionals that at any one time can be managing the design and implementation of around 90 projects.
He brings bundles of optimism to the team and has a fantastic ability to get the best out of a situation. He is a good teacher, driving and guiding the individuals who work within his studio to deliver continuous improvement in the quality of their design information. He also takes a keen interest in what is going on and works with his team to deliver an architectural solution that not only meets the needs of the clients, but is also a functional building for the end user; whether a school, library or care home.
To build and develop the confidence and self esteem of individuals who work in his team, David has introduced a weekly design critique session. During these sessions current projects are presented by the designer and then discussed as a group. Input is encouraged from participants on how the scheme can be improved in order to deliver a better solution.
David started his career at Suffolk County Council in 1992 and his work has been very varied and diverse since then. He cites his favourite projects as Ormiston Endeavour Academy in Ipswich and two Haverhill schools, Westfield Primary Academy (which won best public sector building at the Suffolk Property Awards) and Clements Community Primary School (which won the RICS Eastern Region Community Benefit Award).