As a founding partner of MJMA, David has established a body of work defined by design excellence and a commitment to elevating the public realm. Raised and educated on the East Coast with training in Europe, David brings a grounded cross-Atlantic perspective and a European urban design sensibility to the work of MJMA – producing some of Canada’s most innovative multi-use community projects. He has helped to create MJMA's celebrated portfolio of award-winning public buildings that have come to truly represent the social hearts of many communities. David's innate design ability and unique skill in identifying and illuminating essential aspects of a project leads to bold spatial compositions. The work is defined by natural light and exudes a quiet confidence, elevating the overlooked and commonplace.
David earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (now Dalhousie University) in 1981. Following graduation he spent a year as the campus design architect before receiving a fellowship from l'Institut National Superieur d'Architecture et d'Urbanisme in Belgium to study urban design with l'Atelier de Recherche et d'Action Urbaine in Brussels, the urban design project group led by Leon Krier and Maurice Culot.