David Stevenson studied arts and architecture at the University of New England and the University of Sydney. He met French architect Thierry Lacoste in the 1980s while working for Schwager Brooks James, and kept in contact; later, David would stay with Thierry in Paris during a short stint in the office of Jean Nouvel. In 1997, after Thierry settled in Australia with his Australian-born wife, David and Thierry founded Lacoste + Stevenson, one of the most successful creative partnerships working in the country today.
Noted for achieving something unexpected and beyond the brief with every project, Lacoste + Stevenson recently completed a refurbishment of Sydney’s Customs House, won awards for a project in the Port Botany Industrial Estate and a house on the Noosa River, and took out French design competitions for an innovative public housing project and a toy factory.
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