David is a Principal of Conrad Gargett and a leader in the field of heritage conservation, adaptive reuse and contemporary additions to heritage buildings and sites. He has built a respected career locally and internationally, living and working in London, the USA, Italy and Burma across a broad range of building typologies. His portfolio reflects a strong capability for delivering highly regarded, award-winning designs. Formerly a Director of Riddel Architecture, he has honed specialised knowledge and skills in conservation and contemporary design. David was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study conservation in Italy and the UK in 2000, and later undertook training in Heritage Impact Assessments with UNESCO in 2012. He spent a year based in Myanmar, Burma in 2015 as a Senior Heritage Architect with the Yangon Heritage Trust, advocating for the heritage-led development of downtown Yangon and providing expert advice to support the reuse and development of over 60 significant heritage buildings. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture (1st Class Honours) from Queensland University of Technology, and a Bachelor of Arts – History from the University of Queensland, where he now teaches as an Adjunct Professor.