David Hartree

“David Hartree has emerged as a residential design force. His work has charisma and he has a reputation for uncompromising jurisdiction over any project that carries his name. While there are others who are equally deserving of this accolade, even they would probably have to agree the Hartree + Associates moniker carries an air of mystique that somehow sets it apart.”
Sunday Times Magazine

David Hartree

Managing Director, Project Design Director

Achitect’s Registration No. 1877
Member of Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (Subiaco Land Redevelopment Committee) by appointment of Planning Minister John Day
Member of the BMW Architectural Services Panel
Member Australian Institute of Architects.

David is the founding director of Hartree+Associates Architects (1992), an architectural company that has established a reputation as one of Western Australia’s leading design firms focusing on architecture and design, from large scale planning to furniture - with the support of an in house model shop.

He graduated from Curtin University in 1991 with first class Honours and as winner of the EC Cohen Medal (University Medal). Winning also the prestigious Australian Biennale Award (Australian Institute of Architects Award) in 1993 for his dissertation co-ordinating global student investigation into environmental awareness within the built environment - David has a keen interest in ESD, and the making of great places and spaces.

With extensive experience both internationally and in Australia, he is constantly challenging the constraints of H+AA projects and teams, engaging model making into the process of developing and communicating ideas and ultimately partnering with our clients to deliver a combination of innovative thinking, efficient production and commercially successful outcomes.

David is committed to exposing the H+AA team to a broad range of architectural experiences in terms of stakeholders, budgets and building typologies, with a belief that a multidisciplinary approach to architectural practice ensures appropriate attention to all facets of each project.

1968 Born 4th May, in Fremantle
1988 Completed BApp Science Curtin University
1989 Travelled extensively through Australia, US, UK, Europe and Asia
1991 Completed BArch (First Class Hons, High Distinction) Curtin University
1991 Winner EC Cohen Medal for work and contribution as a student
1993 Winner Australian Student Biennale for architectural dissertation “Raising Environmental Awareness”
1992 Worked for 6 months with Cox Architects Perth
1993 to present H+AA practice