David was awarded the Queensland ‘Emerging Architect Prize’ for excellence in architectural practice by the Australian Institute of Architects in 2012. Prior to establishing Teeland Architects on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in 2007, David worked for a number of prominent architecture firms in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast. He has also worked and travelled extensively overseas to gain international experience and a broad appreciation of the importance of good design. David studied architecture at the University of Queensland, winning numerous awards and graduating with honours. David grew up in Brisbane and spent holidays on the Sunshine Coast with his family.