David Kemp has a BA Hons Dip Arch from Brighton Polytechnic (now Brighton University), member of the RIBA and ARB having qualified in 1987. He was the winner of the 1985 RIBA’s Lovell Memorial Award for his thesis which was a video documentary – ‘The Finsbury Health Centre by Lubetkin & Tecton’.
David has worked in a number of private sector practices locally and in London. This gave him experience of various sectors of work including Commercial, Retail, Health Care, Education, Sports, Transport & Commercial Interiors.
David started his own practice in 1990 which became a Limited Company in 2005. His focus is towards the creative / front end of projects – teasing out the client’s brief and synthesising that with the constraints (budget, Planning restrictions, setting etc…) to find the ‘big idea’. This is likely to appear as a pencil concept drawing at the start of the creative process and then be turned into an AutoCAD drawing by others in the office. He maintains an overview contact with projects as they develop and enjoys engaging in the strategy and tussle of the Planning process. He believes that a team approach within his own office and within the wider grouping of consultants, contractor and client is the route to a very good result. His style is relaxed and friendly. He only possesses one suit and he may turn up to meetings on a bicycle.
David is a family man with a broad range of hobbies and interests including travel and photography. He is a committed endurance runner and is usually preparing for his next Marathon. He raises money for favourite charities including the Teenage Cancer Trust, Children with Cancer Fund and Off the Fence.
David is also a member of the Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum.