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David Lewis

David is an architect with more than 25 years of experience designing for healthcare, sports, higher education and corporate clients. As design lead for NBBJ’s UK practice, he is acutely aware of the importance of clear design communication and strives for distinctive and functional solutions that promote better living and working. David is especially interested in how planning and design can enhance a city’s health and wellbeing. He has recently delivered the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and is the design lead for the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital, which will benefit and support the city’s regeneration, demonstrating how design can impact both a city and its population’s health.

David is leading the team on a new multidisciplinary science centre for University of Oxford, which is the university’s largest building project to date, creating a world-class centre for life and mind sciences. He is also leading the London studio in delivering the largest building project to date for the University of Cambridge as well as a new major education hub for City, University of London — improving circulation on the campus, providing teaching, study and a variety of student amenities, while retaining flexibility for future change.

As a born and bred Londoner, he is fascinated by the city’s evolution as well as the growth and developments in health, science and education in cities across the UK.


Knowledge Capital: London’s health and education estates, May 2018

Financial Times Future of Construction Summit, From cranes to drones: picturing the building site of the future, May 2017

MIPIM, From sick care to well care: how does rethinking the healthcare industry impact the RE industry? March 2017

MIPIM, A Discussion on the Power of Global Cities, March 2016

London Real Estate Forum, June 2015

IHEEM Healthcare Estates Exhibition Conference, Liverpool: Repairing the Urban Fabric, October 2014


“What Does the Future of Urban Healthcare Look Like?,” August 6, 2018

“The Health Economy Is a Local Economy,” March 2, 2015