David is a co-founding partner of davidclovers: a practice recognized for its ability to produce unique, custom manufactured residential projects and commercial interiors. davidclovers relocated from Los Angeles to Hong Kong in 2009. Recent projects include a speculative home for a developer in Houston, an office strorefront and apartment renovation both in Hong Kong. David brings to the practice his experience working with architectural effects and explores this in the context of mass. He makes use of a consortium of technologies bringing together automotive manufacturing, set design and production, furniture design and production, lighting design and interaction design. David is an emerging voice theorizing why material effects are important to contemporary practice and explores this in his work with his partner Clover Lee. David has had work exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, San Francisco MOMA, and MOMA. In addition, projects have been published in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Architectural Record among other journals and news papers. He has lectured internationally and been involved with key symposia on emerging topics in Architecture.
David was a co-founder of servo and the principal of their Los Angeles office before establishing davidclovers. With servo, he designed and completed numerous projects in the US including exhibitions for Nike and the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Together, they received the Urban League Young Architects Award in 2001, Progressive Architecture Design Vanguard Award in 2003 and were finalists in the annual Young Architects PS1 Design Competition in 2004. He has worked for the offices of Stanley Saitowitz, Stan Allen and Greg Lynn Form, where he has been involved with residential and urban design projects.
David received his Bachelor of Science from The Ohio State University and his Master of Architecture from Columbia University. David has been teaching at UCLA’s Department of Architecture and Urban Design since 1999. He was the Joseph Esherick visiting professor at Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design in Fall 2006, The Cullinan Visiting Professor at Rice in 2007 and the Max M. Fischer Visiting Professor (with Clover Lee) at University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Design Fall 2008