David Petherbridge

Managing Director

Widely recognised and respected as an industry leader, David is RKD’s Managing Director. His practical economic sense and can‐do attitude create buildings and spaces for clients that form the physical manifestation of their organisational vision. He uses design responsibly as a force for positive change, helping clients to successfully navigate challenges in their real estate portfolios. David is chair of the large practice forum of the RIAI.

Core Expertise

  • Construction Industry Recognition
  • Design Team Leadership
  • Design Realisation
  • Planning Process Streamlining
  • Masterplanning



  • B Arch, Bachelor of Architecture, Trinity College Dublin, 1998
  • Dip Arch, Diploma in Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology, 1995
  • MRIAI, Member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, 2002
  • MRIBA, Member of the Royal Institute British Architects