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David Kann

David Kann has been registered with the ARB and been a member of the RIBA since the 1970s.

David worked in private practices early on in his career.  He was also employed for some years by the Housing Corporation as an Area Architect.  This work included the formulation and monitoring of design, conduct and procurement standards.  Detailed specialist advice was also provided to all levels of non-professional staff with which they maintained regulatory control of the development activities of housing associations, their consultants and their building contractors.

David subsequently founded and successfully managed David Kann Associates for almost thirty years with its office in Pinner, Middlesex.  As a multidisciplinary professional practice, it covered all of the key RIBA Plan of Work development stages within a wide variety of appointment conditions and procurement.  This RIBA Chartered Practice carried out its projects in diverse fields such as housing in all forms, education, community/religious and commercial in the public, voluntary and private sectors.  The scope of work included new-build, existing and historic buildings, capital repairs and most requirements in between.

David recently retired actively from David Kann Associates, with the intention of slowing down.  Instead, he is as busy as before, but just differently, as many people experience at this stage in their lives.  He maintains his professional experience by continuing to practice, albeit less intensively, through Ionic Development Consultancy Limited, also serving on the ARB’s Professional Conduct Committee.  Amongst other ways of filling in some of the remaining gaps of taking things easier, David is also midway through a two-year part-time Master’s Research degree in Modern European History at Royal Holloway College, University of London.



Membership of formal groups:

Registered Architect with the Architects Registration Board
Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects
Member of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors
Registered Member fo the Association for Project Safety
Member of the Pyramus and Thisbe Club


Business, Professional or Social Relationships:

David Kann is still practicing as an architect and in other professional capacities under the entities listed below.  Otherwise no relevant declarations to be made.


Companies or Associations which you or members of your familty are officers or employees or in which you or they have beneficial interests:

The Knoll Residents Association Limited – David Kann is Chairman and a Director
Avante House Limited – David Kann is a Director
Ionic Development Consultancy Limited – as below (David Kann is the Managing Director of this company, which is his current main professional practice)

Involvement in Partnerships, Joint Ventures or Consortia

David Kann Associates (David Kann is the Practice Principal of this professional entity, which was his previous main professional practice and is now no longer actively trading)
Ionic Development Consultancy Limited (David Kann is the Managing Director of this company, which is his current main professional practice).


Professional Relationships with individuals, organisations or businesses that might have relationships with ARB

None, other than RIBA membership



David Kann is currently studying for a Master’s degree at Holloway College, University of London, but otherwise there is no professional connection.

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