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David Hodkinson

<p>David Hodkinson is the Co-Founder and Design Director of Studio Noor, a leading architecture and design studio with a focus on hospitality projects, based in Athens and Ho Chi Minh City.</p> <p>Born in 1977, David studied Architecture at Oxford Brooks University in England and received his Master’s in Architecture and Interior Design from the Royal College of Art in London. After working at Glen Howells Architects, he was hired by design-led practice, ArchitecturePLB.</p> <p>David’s desire to establish his own architecture and design studio brought him to Vietnam, where he met Luc Lejeune and set up Noor in 2003.</p> <p>At Noor, David takes the lead on significant hospitality projects for high profile clients including Raffles, Accor and Sofitel as well as a number of luxury residential properties.</p> <p>David is currently working on the studio’s latest commissions: The House Hotel, Jeddah, Nusr’Et Steak House, Doha, Novikov Restaurants at Cervo Hotel and Cala di Volpe as well as the Hilton in Da Nang, Vietnam.</p> <p>David is a dedicated, passionate architect who brings a fresh design eye to each project. His ongoing interest is to explore new materials, methods of design and building, along with a focus on high-end contemporary design. David leads a team of 10 architects and interior designers from the studio’s headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City.</p> <p>David is also a furniture designer and his pieces are sold internationally. </p>