David graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Architectural Studies majoring in Landscape Architecture. He took his studies further completing a Master of Landscape Architecture in 2016. David’s interests include designing at the intimate scale to enhance public life, challenging large scale urban developments and infrastructure, ecological landscapes and environmental enhancement.
He strongly believes that ecology has an important role within the developing cities of the future to create ecological infrastructure to then inform the built environment that surrounds this. David’s Masters thesis titled, “Restructure: finding synergetic relationships between functioning urban ports, trapped landscape and public life” explored the possibilities into restructuring, re-imagining, and re-purposing areas with ad-hoc developments due to large urban ports/industrial areas trapping their potential to be something more.