As a director of Other Architects, David oversees the design of projects from inception to completion. His approach draws on comprehensive knowledge of historical and contemporary architecture aided by a capacity for strategic and lateral thinking. An award-winning designer and critic, David’s work has been exhibited in Sydney, Canberra, Perth and Milan, and his writing has been published in Australia, India, Mexico, Italy and Spain.
Winner of the 2013 Open Agenda competition and the 2012 bi-annual Adrian Ashton Prize for Architectural Journalism, he has twice been shortlisted for Creative Director of the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale (2007 and 2013). He was co-convenor of the 2013 Affirmative Architecture symposium and the 2012 Developing Architectural Education in Response to Climate Change (DARC) international workshop, and was Creative Director of Natural Artifice, the 2011 Australian Institute of Architects National Conference. David is an Associate of the School of Architecture at the University of Technology, Sydney, and resident architecture critic for The Monthly magazine. He has worked at leading Australian offices Architectus, McBride Charles Ryan, Gregory Burgess Architects and Candalepas Associates, and completed a year long industrial design residency at the Fabrica creative workshop in Treviso, Italy. He has a Bachelor of Design degree from the University of Sydney and a Master of Architecture with Distinction from RMIT. Having undertaken projects for Melbourne General Cemetery and Sydney’s Jewish Mortuary Chapel, David is emerging as a leading expert in the area of funerary architecture. He leads a UTS Master of Architecture design studio exploring new modes of interment, burial infrastructure and memorialisation.