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David Simpson

Position: Senior Associate & Senior BIM Manager

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David joined Associated Architects in 2009 as an Architect and Project Administrator. His acute organisational and technical skills saw him promoted to BIM Manager and Senior Architect in 2013, was promoted to Associate in 2016 and Senior Associate & Senior BIM Manager in 2021.

He is an Autodesk Revit Certified Professional and he has pioneered the implementation and management of BIM within the practice. He advises clients, setting interdisciplinary BIM standards for collaborative working from the design stage through to handover. David has lectured on the use of BIM in practice at national and regional conferences, and supports students from local universities in their BIM-related research.

David led the team for the extensive redevelopment of the Alexander Stadium for Birmingham City Council ahead of a major event in 2022, and continued the work with Birmingham City University for their move into the facility. He has also worked on BCU’s City Centre Campus from its conception and delivered the three major phases of the £120m campus, as well as subsequent internal reconfigurations. With his background in large residential schemes, David supports various teams within the office on the technical design and delivery phases of medium and high-rise apartment buildings.

Current and Recent Projects

Alexander Stadium: The extensive redevelopment of the Alexander Stadium into an international centre of sporting excellence.

Curzon B, Birmingham City University: The third phase of the university’s City Centre Campus to provide a new build extension to the Curzon Building, creating almost 9,300sq.m of teaching space over six storeys to accommodate 3,000 students, £31m


Curzon Building, Birmingham City University: 25,000sq.m development to create a new “Front Door” for the university accommodating the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences, a new Library, and Union, £46m

City Centre Campus, Birmingham City University: Masterplan to transform a large part of the city centre into a vibrant modern campus, complete with accommodation for a library, student’s union, academic offices and three faculties, £125m

Cocoa Works, York: Conversion of the former Rowntree’s chocolate factory into 279 homes ranging from studios to three-bedroomed apartments, including envelope energy upgrades and a rooftop extension, £45m

Tyndall Street, Cardiff: 24-storey tower consisting of 307 studio, one and two-bedroomed apartments with ground floor retail and a residents’ skylounge clubhouse-style space with views across Cardiff Bay, £57m

Parkside Building, Birmingham City University: RIBA Award winning 18,300sq.m faculty building containing TV studios, technical workshops and media production spaces for the university’s Institute of Art and Design and the Faculty of Performance, Media and English, £43m