David Hawkins

BSc (Hons) March

Architectural Designer

David became part of Hutchinson & Partners on commencement of the practice in January 2018 having previously worked at UNIT Architects from 2016 and as a Part I Architectural Assistant from 2012 to 2014.

Prior to 2016, David gained an MArch with distinction from the University of Westminster in which he explored the themes of cultural expression in the built environment and gentrification in Hackney Wick and Fish Island. His major design project, a street art conservation area, street and hotel, speculated on the cultural authenticity of preserving street art while simultaneously selling it as an experience for tourists. David’s research included film making, extensive photography of the existing street art as well as collaborating with a resident artist and a draft for his own conservation area appraisal. In between his Part I studies at the Bartlett and his Part II studies, David spent two years at UNIT Architects working on a number of the practice’s largest mixed use masterplan projects including Whitechapel Square and Ilford as well as the Emerging Architects Exhibition and the practice’s work for St.Joseph’s Hospice. Currently David is continuing to progress his experience on the planning and technical stages of projects whilst continuing his research of cultural expression, heritage and planning policy.