David grew up in a small town in central west NSW. His interest in architecture began with Lego and before long he was building his own cubby houses. School took him to Bathurst, then university to Sydney. Coming from a flat town where space was cheap, the denser spaces of the urban environment and the challenges it created fascinated him. David developed a particular interest in refiguring and recycling urban spaces that has become a hallmark of his practice.
Upon graduation as an architect, David worked for a BVN architecture on significant large-scale projects such as St Vincent’s Hospital in Darlinghurst and Taronga Zoo Upper Entry and Forecourt. However, it was when he began to take on private commissions in 2009 that David discovered his calling. Big architecture can be too removed from the people who will use it. With smaller scale, mainly residential work, the client is often spending their own hard earned cash and wants greater involvement in the project. David found that he preferred design that took the expression of people’s wishes and
He moved to Newcastle with his young family in 2011, where he has found opportunities to create homes that fit their owners in this rapidly developing region. David continues to work with clients from Sydney, the Central Coast, throughout the Hunter and on the mid-north coast, and is developing a reputation for creating buildings people don’t just want to look at, but be in.