I am an AABC Accredited Conservation Architect, Heritage Consultant and educator. I have worked on numerous listed buildings, Scheduled Ancient Monuments and World Heritage Sites in the UK and internationally. Over the years, I have developed a specific expertise for community planning, working alongside communities on regeneration schemes. I am passionate about the ability of historic buildings to provide a motivating focus for community regeneration and take a keen interest in the socially sustainable aspect of historic building work. I am equally at home with design or technical issues or heritage reporting, as my skills bridge the gap between architecture and heritage consultancy. I have been a Partner at Purcell for over 12 years before joining Roger Mears Architects. Previous clients include the Parliamentary Estate, English Heritage, National Gallery, Battersea Power Station, Drapers’ Hall, Fulham Palace, Law Society, Dartington Estate, City of London and Hong Kong Government.

I have lead the Architectural Association Building Conservation course and also lecture regularly on building conservation at other prominent educational institutions. My writings have been published in various national newspapers and journals, and I have appeared on heritage-related BBC and Sky Arts television programmes.

David Hills