David Symons

BArch, March, PGCert, ARB, RIBA

Associate Director - Chartered Architect

David Symons
David is an RIBA Chartered Architect that studied architecture at the University of Nottingham with experience working in practice in both the UK and Canada.

Before joining the practice David was working as a Project Architect at a multi-RIBA award winning national practice based in Birmingham leading large scale mixed-use urban regeneration schemes, higher education refurbishment and commercial office fit outs.

Prior to this David built up 5 years of experience working across RIBA stages 1-6 in the East Midlands on projects ranging from domestic extensions to bespoke new build dwellings and developer housing sites of up to 75 homes.

With a deep interest in the interpretation and nuance of the planning system, during his masters degree he carried out a detailed piece of research into Paragraph 80 of the NPPF. Carrying out first hand interviews with experts in the field in addition to studying a detailed sample of past planning applications, creating a valuable piece of research that has been published widely online and expanded his knowledge in a unique field.

Raised in a small village in Devon, David has a passion for rural design and strives to understand a project brief on a personal level whether this comes from a client building their own home or a developer aiming to maximise the quality of a project.

In his spare time David enjoys surfing in North Devon and Cornwall, walking his dog Wilfred and getting out into the Derbyshire countryside.