David Burns joined the practice in 1987 and became Director in 2000.
David leads the Bristol team of Ramboll UK, now well established in the southwest. He is also responsible for overseeing the work of Ramboll UK in the southern region, including our offices in Cambridge and Cardiff.
He continues to work extensively for the leisure, health and residential sectors, with recent emphasis on education projects — including the University of Bath framework agreement — and commercial developments. Increased international reach has seen him contributing to projects in Malaysia, Singapore and Abu Dhabi.
David has developed specialized skills in engineering both glass and timber structures, including long spans and façades. The assessment, repair and extension of historic structures is another area of particular expertise. In all cases, he is keenly interested in the apt choice of materials and technologies to suit project needs.
David has assisted with the Architecture course at the University of Bath and currently sits on the CABE-affiliated Design & Review Panel for the southwest.