After over 30 years of committed work at Ferguson Mann Architects, David Caird is standing down as a Director, and taking on a consultancy role at the practice.

David’s contribution to the practice has covered a great range of projects, demonstrating sensitive and creative design across many typologies and in countless localities throughout the South West.

His notable works, some recognised through awards, include Rosemoor Visitor Centre in Devon for the Royal Horticultural Society, a new church in Clevedon, the regional library for the Vale of Glamorgan in Barry, Wales, new workspace for Simplyhealth, and performing arts facilities for the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Underpinning this portfolio lies a significant body of residential work including schemes such as Lakeshore and its new partner the ‘Copper Building’, Brooks Laundry and early strategic design proposals on FMA’s renowned work at Royal William Yard in Plymouth for Urban Splash.

One of David’s most significant contributions to Bristol was as a member of the notable team that delivered Bristol’s Millennium project. David was responsible for the design and delivery of Millennium Square and the associated public spaces that have transformed this derelict historic waterside site into a new vibrant quarter of the city.

In recent years projects such as the Bristol Wing for Bristol YMCA and modest community projects such as the revitalisation of the Julian Night Shelter for the Julian Trust have seen David apply his thoughtful consideration of needs and functionality to buildings that provide vital services to members of our local communities.

It’s difficult to overstate David’s dedication to the team at Ferguson Mann Architects, and we cannot thank him enough for all that he has done for the practice over the years. Thankfully, this is not farewell and we’re delighted that David will continue to offer his considerable expertise to support and advise on projects in the future.