David Preece joined DMA in 2003 after working on a number of commercial, academic and cultural projects for DEGW, Metaphor and Patel Taylor. Since joining, he has been involved in a number of projects across all sectors including academic and education, sport, health and mental health, and residential.
David has been involved in a number of projects for the University of Kent that include academic and 500 residential facilities for the University of Kent (Virginia Woolf) completed in 2008; a further 500 residential facilities completed in 2010 (Keynes) and currently a new (Turing) college that will generate 800 student residences with associated catering and student welfare facilities., plus a future project for a 150 bedroom hotel conference centre.
Within the health sector David was the project architect for the award winning Bluestone Mental Health Unit, Craigavon, Northern Ireland. While undertaking the role of Trust Advisor for a £350m PFI hospital scheme at Kingsmill Hospital in Mansfield, David also developed a number of healthcare projects for the hospital, including: doctors’ surgeries, School of Nursing Education Centre, various departmental layout configurations, a Linear Accelerator Suite and a number of feasibility studies for the Sherwood Forest Hospital NHS Trust. Currently he is working on a new private hospital campus in Maidstone for the Kent Institute of Medicine and Surgery. Other projects include Herschel Grammar School Community Sports Centre; a mixed use residential and commercial development in Watchet, Somerset; and currently a Racquet Sports Centre and Gymnasium extension in London.
David has been an associate since 2008 and in August 2014 became an associate director. He has a keen interested in the CAD and methodology groups at David Morley Architects to improve and develop efficiency of information, and has been a design critic at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff.