David joined LSI in 1995 after receiving an RIBA prize for his Diploma, and previous employment at 3 London and Norfolk practices. He has been a Principal Member since 2003, with a focus on the healthcare and education sectors – including associated specialist residential projects – overseeing client liaison and steering teams through all work stages.
His 20 years of experience across the acute, private and primary health sectors lie behind LSI’s current national reputation across the UK, including commissions from a number of University Teaching Hospitals, representation on over 10 Frameworks, and a geographic spread of projects from the South of England to Scotland. Under his leadership, projects have been recognised in the Better Healthcare Awards 2013, and led to a commission from a private provider to re-brand their existing portfolio of hospitals.
David has completed a wide range of nursery, primary, secondary, further and special educational needs projects for state, private and diocesan authorities, including a science ‘classroom of the future’, and is experienced in ‘inclusive’ design and SEN facilities.
St Thomas’ Endoscopy Unit
A first floor remodelling in the north block, developed as a benchmark for best practice in the design of endoscopy units, involving extensive consultation with multiple stakeholders – including patient focus groups.
Addenbrooke’s EVAR Theatres
A new state of the art Hybrid Endovascular Aneurism Repair, or EVAR theatres and standard operating theatre, with associated clinical support spaces, at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. The new EVAR theatres will improve the lives of people suffering with vascular disease.
Holly House Hospital
This major extension and remodelling of an existing private hospital combined the technical issues of working in a live environment, and optimising clinical functionality, with the planning issues arising from developing in a sensitive residential context adjacent to an SSSI. LSI successfully negotiated a path through a challenging procurement process to a successful outcome.
Southend University Hospital Bereavement Suite
A dedicated healing environment for the newly bereaved at Southend Hospital, replacing an outdated and inadequate provision for bereavement care at the hospital.
Addenbrooke’s Major Trauma Centre
The first of the Major Trauma Centre’s to go live in the UK, this project comprised the refurbishment of the existing Emergency Department including expansion into an existing outpatient clinic to create the new Major Trauma Centre for the Eastern Region.
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital MRI and CT
A simple two storey rectangular block with a single storey link to the existing hospital. The new building accommodates new MRI and CT scanners along with clinical support facilities and associated plant rooms. The ground floor accommodates the medical facilities and the electrical plant room with the ventilation plant room occupying the first floor.
Addenbrookes Dementia Ward
A £500K refurbishment of an existing ward to provide a best-practice Dementia-friendly environment, one of several P21 Framework projects undertaken by LSI with Miller HPS. Close liaison was required with the clinical team to ensure infection control, and clinical functionality, and with the Hospital Arts Coordinator to achieve effective interior design.
Notre Dame High School
The only refurbishment to receive funding in the Classroom of the Future programme. Subdivisible into 3 zones, linked to AV equipment for remote learning, including an overhead services boom, and incorporating renewable technologies the project secured many plaudits.
St Mary’s School
The design proposals for the extension & improvement works to St Mary’s CEVA Primary School in Mildenhall were developed in response to the identified need to improve access, staff and administrative accommodation at the school and to enhance the existing facilities to create a more exciting and inspiring environment for the delivery of the curriculum to its 286 pupils.
Maudsley Hospital Dining Room
After the successful win of a limited competition, LSI Architects has recently completed the interior refurbishment of a hospital dining room and corridor at the Maudsley Hospital.
Holly House Hospital Sterile Service Department
Semi-buried, with a grass roof and plum coloured elevations, the new SSD forms an orderly addition to a previously extended Victorian lodge. The fibre cement cladding has been co-ordinated with openings, canopies and external surfaces to give a slick, controlled appearance.
Cancer Centre London
This commission followed various projects at Parkside Hospital. At the outset a number of feasibility studies were undertaken for alternative sites. The brief required a radiotherapy treatment facility with two linear accelerators, and a ten place chemotherapy department, along with all the necessary supporting facilities.
TRACKS Autism Centre Opens
David Andrews and Kirstin Aitken attended the official opening of the newly refurbished facility for TRACKS autism centre, a Stevenage based early years centre for children with autism and related conditions.
Edinburgh Clinic Extension Plans Approved
Planning Permission has been granted for our scheme to extend The Edinburgh Clinic, a Listed Building situated within a conservation area to the south-west of Edinburgh City Centre.