David is a leader, visionary and distinguished architect whose designs have shaped the built environment for more than 35 years. As Vice President of Design at NORR, David works across multiple sectors, providing strategic direction and design leadership for both large complex projects and small-scale assignments, working collaboratively with clients and partners to find an inspired and appropriate vision.
David champions the design conversation within the firm, leading the internal NORR Design Forum and actively mentoring the firm’s next generation of designers. He is the founding chair of the Canadian Academy of Architecture for Justice, Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, member of the Metrolinx Design Review Panel and Chair of the City of Hamilton Design Review Panel.
A LEED® AP professional since 2004, David is an advocate for sustainability and has shared his knowledge through various articles and lectures. Many of his projects represent firsts in their respective areas and have won awards for their forward-looking green design.
His award-winning portfolio features heritage rehabilitation and addition projects such as the Sir John A MacDonald Building and Wellington Building facilities for the House of Commons, Renfrew County Courthouse, Surrey Courthouse, the Beanfield Centre and Toronto Union Station Redevelopment as well as new landmarks including the Peace Bridge Border Crossing, the David Braley Health Sciences Centre, the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery, Waterloo Region Courthouse and the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.
Amongst David’s current projects are the New Toronto Courthouse with Renzo Piano Building Workshop, a net zero addition and renovation project for Mohawk College, projects for McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Government of Canada.
David’s focus on leveraging the unique requirements and qualities of each project to achieve functional, enduring and beautiful solutions is recharged by the time he spends outdoors cross-country skiing and canoeing in northern Ontario.