B Arch, Arch SA (Registered South African Architect) MSAIA (Member of the South African Institution of Architecture)
David’s current role as Technical Director involves working closely with project teams on detailed design and technical solutions for projects. Recent/Current schemes include Furze Street, Tower Hamlets; Gabriel Square, St Albans; Allen Court, Ealing; Dalmeny Ave, Camden; and New Avenue in Enfield.
Joining HTA in 1996, David has been involved in the design and implementation of many complex and innovative housing projects. David was involved in obtaining planning permission for the high profile and highly innovative and sustainable Greenwich Millennium Village Project, which involved coordination with an international design team including Ralph Erskine and his Swedish office.
His roles have included technical co-ordination of multi-disciplinary teams, and project administration of large housing/regeneration projects such as Pollards Hill Estate, Merton (£40m); Mozart Estate, Westminster (£12m); and in Scotland, Phase 1 of Muirton Village in Perth, and Phase 6B of Ardler Estate in Dundee. David also led the HTA project team on various phases of the multi-phased (£100m) Norfolk Park Regeneration project in Sheffield.
One of his most challenging role to date, has been as Project Architect on the Waterport Terraces Housing Complex on the waterfront in Gibraltar (540 dwellings with retail facilities - £58m). This was carried out for the Government of Gibraltar and was procured using a traditional JCT Contract, and required three different Main Contractors to achieve successful completion.
Having been born and educated in Zimbabwe, David qualified as an architect in Natal, South Africa. David then spent five years with a small practice in Lesotho, working mainly on Government and University Buildings, before emigrating with his family to the UK in 1983.
Settling in Milton Keynes, David designed and managed a wide range of projects in the residential, retail, leisure, industrial and commercial sectors, including a city-centre office building with what is believed to have been the first curved, structurally-glazed curtain-wall system in the UK.