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David King

BA(Hons), DipArch, FRIBA

David is an Architect with remarkable experience throughout the design process. He has led and managed large-scale and complex undertakings in a wide range of sectors and building types from briefing and feasibility, concept design, design development, management, code compliance and construction documentation, procurement strategy and construction to coordination with Counsel and on the analyzing and report of claims and disputes.

David has an impressive legacy of several building design awards and is highly regarded for his excellence of management and expertise.

As Technical Principal, responsible for maintaining high quality technical production standards on all projects, he has had overall responsibility for office strategy in digital information management (BIM), the Integrated Management Systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001), and BREEAM/LEED, EA/DDA, CDM compliance.


Former Technical Principal for HOK London and member of HOK Group Project Delivery Board. Principal in charge (2005-2017):

  • Spire London, Canary Wharf, London, UK – £450 million (completion due 2022). Contract negotiation and procurement strategy for a 235m tall 67 storey tower.
  • New Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK – £125 million (completion due 2018). Full architectural, medical planning, interior and landscape design services.
  • The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK – £485 million. Architectural, lab planning, interior and landscape design for six of the world’s leading biomedical research organisations.
  • St Barts &The Royal London Hospital, London, UK – £1.2 billion. Full architectural, medical planning, interior and landscape design services; the largest PFI project in the UK.

Senior Project Manager (2000-2005):

  • Telford College, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK – £40 million. Design and construction documents for new 35,000 sqm purpose-built vocational college campus.
  • Barclays World Headquarters, Canary Wharf, London, UK – £215 million. Full architectural, interior and landscape design services, a 93,000 sqm high rise tower interconnecting with the major retail facilities of Canary Wharf, the Jubilee Line and DLR.
  • Ministry of Defence, Main Building, Whitehall, London – £400 million (£750 PFI). Architectural, interior design and conservation services for the complete refurbishment of the 93,000 sqm.

UAE Projects

  • JTWR Centre, Dubai – £125 million, full design concept, development and construction documents, a 42,000 sqm high-end Spa Resort Development.
  • Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai. Mixed use masterplan for 3.8 million sqm of convention centre, exhibition halls and support facilities, with commercial and residential towers.
  • Dubai Festival City, Dubai – £225 million; masterplan 2.4 million sqm development; full design and construction documents for 200,000 sqm retail development with marina & landscaping.

Senior Project Architect (1995-2000):

  • 40 Grosvenor Place, London, UK – £48 million. 30,000 sqm high spec office development for the Grosvenor Estate.
  • Old Admiralty Building, Whitehall, London, UK. Redevelopment of Grade I listed buildings, Cabinet Office relocation.
  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Whitehall, London, UK. Grade I listed building refurbishment programme.

Project Architect (1988-1995):

  • Marlborough House, The Mall, London, UK. Refurbishment of Grade I listed building modern office space for the Commonwealth Secretariat.
  • Broadwick Street, London, UK. Team leader for 5,500 sqm retail & office redevelopment for Lynton plc.
  • The Home Office, Queen Anne’s Gate, London, UK. Interior design and site administration.


  • The Royal Institute of British Architects and the Architects Registration Board. Elected to Fellowship of the RIBA in 2016.

Membership of Professional Bodies:

  • City of London Corporation
  • CIC BIM Forum
  • CIC Liability Panel
  • Building SMART UKI
  • RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects)
  • RIBA Large Practice Group
  • RIBA International Committee (Ethics Champion)
  • Apprenticeship Standards Trailblazer Group


  • BA (Hons) Architecture – Newcastle University (1976)
  • Diploma of Architecture – Canterbury College of Art (1979)
  • RIBA Part III (1981)
  • BRE BIM Essentials
  • BREEAM Green Associate

Publications (a selection) 

  • ‘This Year’s Model – The CIC BIM Protocol Revised’, June 2018, ‘Perspective’ Journal.

Recent Public Speaking (a selection) 

      • ‘The Architect’s Perspective on BIM’ – BIM4Legal – Documents, Process and Future, 29th January 2019, London

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