David is a an Urban Designer and Founding Director of SEW with over 20 years experience in Urban Visions, Place Making and Strategic Framework plans.

An enthusiastic, persuasive presenter, David has participated in numerous design review panels, including the CABE London 2012 Design Review Panel, and he is a Design Advocate of London Mayor Sadiq Khan, tasked with working with City Hall and London boroughs to drive forward his “Good Growth by Design” programme.

Strategic Framework plans that David has led include:

- The Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes (a mixed useregeneration project for 650 homes and 4000 jobs);

- Preston Barracks (transformation of a brownfield site into a sustainable, employment-led community with 369 new homes and 1338 student bedrooms, new business school, central research laboratory and student union as part of a rejuvenated university campus);

- Manchester Mayfield (1.5 million sq ft office and 1,500 home redevelopment around a new 6 acre park adjacent to Manchester Piccadilly);

- Eastwick and Sweetwater (a 1,500 home neighbourhood adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London);

- High Road West (the mixed use regeneration of North Tottenham adjacent to Tottenham Hotspur FC including 2,500 homes);

- Digbeth, Birmingham (1.5 million sq ft mixed use campus transformation of lands around the Custard Factory in Birmingham); 

- Millharbour Village (1400 homes, a two form entry primary school and a dance academy);

- Beyond Belgravia (long term transformation strategy for Victoria Coach Station and environs);

- Surrey Canal – London’s Sporting Village (a 2,500 home and 2,500 job campus development around Millwall football club);

- Erith Quarry (650 homes, a 3-Form Entry Primary School, community facilities and ecological reserve);- Project Diesel (2,500 home redevelopment of the Ford Factory in Dagenham);

- East Croydon Station (upgrade of multi modal interchange to increase capacity for high density development);

and the Stratford Town Centre Public Realm Strategy.

David has also led the practices work on the London Underground Station Design Idiom, a design guideline for the upgrade of the network experience.