David Gianotten is the Managing Partner-Architect of OMA. As such, he is responsible for the overall organizational & financial management, business strategy, and growth of the company worldwide.
As Partner-in-Charge, David currently oversees the design and construction of various projects, including the Taipei Performing Arts Centre in Taipei, the Prince Plaza Building in Shenzhen, the newly completed KataOMA resort in Bali, the New Museum for Western Australia in Perth, the masterplan of Feyenoord City - including the architectural design of new Stadium Feijenoord for 63.000 spectators - in Rotterdam, and the Bajes Kwartier - a conversion of a large 1960’s prison into a new neighborhood with 1.350 apartments- in Amsterdam.
David has, amongst others, been responsible for the design and realization of the MPavilion 2017 in Melbourne and of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange headquarters in Shenzhen. He has also been responsible for the end stages of the realization of the CCTV headquarters in Beijing and OMA's conceptual masterplan for the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong.
David joined OMA in 2008, launched OMA's Hong Kong office in 2009, and became partner in 2010. He became OMA’s Managing Partner – Architect in 2015 upon his return to The Netherlands from Asia. Before joining OMA, he was Principal Architect at SeARCH in the Netherlands.
David studied Architecture and Architectural Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology where he received his Master-degree with honors. He is currently a professor at this same University at the Architectural Urban Design and Engineering department.