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David Simister

Associate Lecturer

School of Art, Design and Fashion

Harris HB321

dsimister@uclan.ac.uk

David is a registered architect with over forty years of experience. Graduated Manchester University 1973 and worked Irvine Development Corporation Housing Team, Mackintosh School of Architecture (Glasgow University), Simister Monaghan Architects, Stephenson-Bell Architects and Aedas (now AHR-Global Architects). Also has private consultancy work.

Full Profile

As Creative Director across AHR's (previously Aedas) eight UK offices, David takes responsibility for guiding the design process of project-specific tasks across all sectors in order to maximise design quality. He runs Design Reviews, Design Workshops and co-hosts Global Design Summits.

David is also a Civic Trust Assessor for over thirty years, RIBA Awards Assessor, RIBA Schools (National and International) Validation Panel member, external examiner at Northumbria School of Architecture and his buildings have won seven RIBA Awards and twelve Civic Trust Awards.

Research Activities

Proposition to research the Re-birth of Lancashire's Coastal Towns

Design Awards

Bourtreehill Village Centre 1974
Irvine Development Corporation
AD Project Award

Govanhill Street Housing, Glasgow 1983
Simister Monaghan Architects
Civic Trust Award

Edzell Street Housing, Glasgow 1990
Simister Monaghan Architects
RIBA Award
GIA Award
Civic Trust Award

Buttery Building, Glasgow 1991
Simister Monaghan Architects
Civic Trust Award

Sandy Road Housing, Glasgow 1992
Simister Monaghan Architects
Civic Trust Award
Saltire Award

Design Awards

Lyndoch Street Housing, Greenock 1995
Simister Monaghan Architects
Civic Trust Award
Saltire Award

Shillinghill Housing, Alloa 1996
Simister Monaghan Architects
Civic Trust Award

Summerfields Nursery, Wilmslow 1999
Stephenson Bell Architects
RIBA Award
Civic Trust Award

St. Mary's Nursery, Hulme, Manchester 2000
Stephenson Bell Architects
RIBA Award
Civic Trust Award

Chorlton Park Apartments, Manchester 2002
Stephenson Bell Architects
RIBA Award
Housing Design Project Award
Housing Design Award
Housing Corporation Best Affordable Award
CABE Silver Building For Life Award

Manchester International Convention Centre 2002
Stephenson Bell Architects
RIBA Award
Civic Trust Award

Design Awards

Sand Aire House, Kendal 2003
Stephenson Bell Architects
Housing Design Awards shortlisted

Nelson Street Housing Lancaster 2003
Stephenson Bell Architects
Civic Society Design Award

Astra Zeneca RA Alderley Edge 2004
Stephenson Bell Architects
RIBA Award
LEAF International Design Award

Cliffe Hill Primary School, Halifax 2012
AHR Architects
RIBA Award

Abu Dhabi Investment Council Al Bahr Towers 2013
AHR Architects
CTBUH Innovation Award and Best Tall Building in Middle East and Africa

Conferences

Speaker at RIAS Conference, BRE Conference, CABE Building for Life Conference

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Part-time (0.4) studio assistant with Laura Sherliker in Second Year Studio 2014-15

Part-time (0.4) studio assistant with Ronny Ford in Second / Third Year Atelier 2013-14

External Activities

Creative Director (part-time) at AHR-Global (was Aedas) since 2007