David King-Smith

David King-Smith

Partner, 5plus Architects

David King-Smith is a founding Partner of 5plus Architects and heads up the London Office.

5plus is a creative studio encompassing Architecture, Masterplanning, Interiors, Graphics and Branding and we have gained multi award-winning status in the UK, providing design-led solutions that are functional and commercial, and highly specific to clients’ needs.

We have 6 Directors and 35 employees in total in two offices in London and Manchester. Our portfolio of projects spans several sectors including Mixed Use, Offices, Residential, Hotels, Retail, Aviation and Education. The Practice also has dedicated capabilities in Masterplanning and Urban Design and in Public Private Partnership projects. We also specialise in the design and fit-out of interiors for all types of buildings.

We are creative problem solvers that question established thinking in everything that we do and we create robust commercial solutions to challenging problems economically, environmentally and socially.

We are currently building some of the most energy efficient projects across many sectors in the UK and have completed a number of highly innovative sustainable buildings. The sustainable agenda is one equal part of a multi faceted design process, and whilst being inherently energy conscious, these projects are driven by and respond directly to critical commercial market forces. We believe in the commercial value of good quality design and aim to provide design solutions that are embedded with deep and inherently tangible added value.