Art, fashion, music—David finds inspiration in all things creative, but it was architecture that sparked his curiosity as an inquisitive seven-year-old during frequent surreptitious weekend visits to a nearby construction site with his twin brother. With each visit, David wanted to explore further, and to understand more about how the buildings were designed.
That passion for architecture has never faded, and now, as lead for our Vancouver studio’s Corporate, Commercial, and Civic practices, David’s observant and inquiring character continues to be reflected across the studio in projects that have been investigated from every angle. He sees architecture as a highly collaborative endeavour, believing that architects are primarily orchestrators, working to unite the many voices and ambitions represented in every project. For each of his projects, David’s aspiration is for it to challenge the expected, and for it to contain moments of delight for those who engage it.
David has always called Vancouver home, and gives back to the community through participation in a number of boards, including The Vancouver Heritage Foundation.