Senior Associate

David Cook


Registered Architect - NZ
Registered Architect – USA (NY, NJ, Colorado)
B.Arch (US)
NZIA Member
AIA (US) Member
IATA – Certificate in Airport Planning and Design, 2021


David has more than 20 years’ professional experience working all over the world across a wide range of sectors including aviation, transportation, higher education, infrastructure, science and technology and commercial.

Prior to joining Architectus in 2020, David worked at a number of internationally acclaimed practices including Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK), and Grimshaw, where he was the design lead on the Brodhead Center for Campus Life at Duke University and other award winning projects. He helped establish Grimshaw’s Dubai studio in 2017 before returning to the US in 2018 as a key member of the project teams for the redevelopment of John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal One.

Originally from New York City, David relocated to New Zealand in 2019 to take up the role of Architectural Lead for the Grimshaw team on the Auckland Domestic Jet Hub, working alongside Architectus and the wider consortium. He joined the Architectus Christchurch studio in 2020 and was appointed a Senior Associate in 2021.

David has considerable experience in managing client and stakeholder groups on large, complex and demanding projects, and he has a passion for collaborating with diverse groups of constituencies and consultants to design innovative, hospitable and sustainable buildings and urban spaces.

Additional Projects

Christ’s College Upper West Sports Centre

Auckland Central Library Feasibility Study

Auckland Airport Domestic Processor Peer Review

Regional Shared Repository, Wellington