As an associate principal at Fender Katsalidis, David manages a project team alongside practice leaders, whilst also mentoring younger designers. Much of his work with FK has been in the realm of precinct planning and large-scale, complex projects.
Prior to joining the practice, David worked as a sole practitioner and educator after more than decade of experience working in large and medium-sized firms on significant city-changing projects from design to delivery.
David’s passion for the tectonic nature of architecture is inspired by the ability of materials to be re-arranged, edited and formed to create beautiful spaces and memorable places. He is particularly drawn to the relationship between the practical and elemental side of architecture – the space between the physical and the experiential.
Jumping between the technical and creative aspects of architecture, David is equally comfortable drawing pencil-in-hand or on a device. He has also been able to develop in-house parametric tools that analyse the outcomes of designs.
As a member of FK’s Sustainability Committee, David seeks to inspire the construction and architecture sectors to adopt greater ESD goals through an emphasis on sustainability and efficiency. Combined with his interest in the historical context and cultural fabric of our cities, David provides a unique and valued approach to the practice.