gpad appoints David Walker as associate director @gpad_london

Award-winning architecture and interior design practice, gpad london, has appointed new associate director David Walker to the senior team.

A specialist in workplace design, David has a robust background working on a range of high-profile projects including residential, higher education, leisure and offices, from the shell and core through to the interior of the schemes. David has a Master of Philosophy from Cambridge University and has taught at the Architectural Association, London. He joins gpad after 13 years at Bennetts Associates.

With strong networks in the commercial and residential markets and a passion for developing relationships, David will be key in business development at gpad. He will be leading projects from conception through to delivery, lending his expertise and enhancing the quality of gpad’s work on high-profile schemes with immediate effect. A strong creative leader, David embodies the gpad values of nurturing talent and collaboration in design.

Charles Bettes, managing director, comments: ‘David is a highly accomplished architect who has led world-class projects. He’s an exceptional addition to our team with his project track record, broader industry reputation and ability to inspire colleagues. gpad is going through a period of fast growth and his experience will be instrumental in taking us to the next level.

David Walker, associate director, adds: ‘gpad’s ethos strongly aligns with my own; with a shared commitment to high quality architecture, civic space, and human values. Their positive attitude to professional development, mentoring and cultivating a nurturing, creative working environment are aspirations I wholly endorse. I am really looking forward to taking on a role where I can commit to propelling this exciting, growing practice forward.’

Key projects David has been involved in include Facebook’s offices in 11-21 Canal Reach, as well as the Jaguar Land Rover Headquarters in Gaydon. David spent the early part of his career in Europe, working for Imre Makovecz in Hungary and Daniel Libeskind in Germany, returning to the UK in 1996.

He is also an experienced public speaker and has presented on a wide range of subjects at architecture and construction events.

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