David Prichard

David’s lifelong interest has been in housing and placemaking and he has designed and delivered virtually every type of building. He is particularly interested in how design is influenced by context – physical, cultural, climactic and economic – to achieve evolution and regeneration in cities, and how people move around in their environments.

He is one of the UK’s leading experts on the urban design, planning and architecture of major housing developments and the practice’s recent investigations into the evolution of the Private Rented Sector won the joint first prize in the Wates/RIBA Private Rented Sector ideas competition.

He has worked on some of the UK’s best known new town developments– Milton Keynes, Warrington, Basildon and Cwmbran and more recently on the major expansion of Dublin’s suburban centres such as Ballymun, Leopardstown, Adamstown and Blanchardstown, among others.

David has a profound understanding of all scales of housing development and regeneration, and the policy and funding regimes that have shaped Britain’s contemporary built environment. His particular interest is how places can be helped to evolve incrementally and naturally over time and in the process resolve regeneration, renewal and growth issues. The object for him is that the process should bring together many different building types and make distinctive districts.