Director and Head of Conservation
David was born in Kirkcaldy, Fife but from a very early age spent a number of years on the north coast of Jamaica where he was tutored at home before returning to Kingston to complete his primary education. David then returned to Scotland and completed his further education at Edinburgh University. David gained an MA Honours degree in Architecture from the Social Sciences Faculty spending a successful number of years at the Department of Architecture in Chambers Street, Edinburgh. David became a chartered architect in 1986 and with an interest in art and music quickly developed a specialism in heritage related work. He ran his own practice BMP Architects in Glasgow for twelve years before joining The National trust for Scotland and has for the last eleven years championed the advancement of conservation understanding across the five A-S:L design studios.
David’s experience includes numerous refurbishment and conservation projects as diverse as Big Pit Mining Museum restoration, Rhondda Heritage Park fit out and The Great Pagoda, Kew Gardens, London. David recently completed the conservation repairs at the iconic Gallery of Modern Art clock tower in the centre of Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow.