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Theoharis Lambros David

Architect , educator

Theoharis Lambros David, American architect, educator. Registered architect, New York, New Jersey, Republic of Cyprus; certified National Council Architectural Registration Board. Grantee New York State Council on Arts, 1982, Pratt Research Council, 1983; recipient Design award National Institute Architectural Education, 1961, Bard Honor award City Club, New York, 1992, 1st prize G.S.P. Stadium Competition, Cyprus, 1993.


David, Theoharis Lambros was born on June 9, 1938 in Farmingdale, New York, United States. Son of Lambros C. and Thalia (Joannides) David.


Bachelor of Architecture, Pratt Institute, 1961. Master of Architecture, Yale University, 1964. Studied with Serge Chermayeff and Paul Rudolph.


Designer Whittlesy & Conklin Archs./Planners, New York City, 1964-1965, William F. Pedersen Associates, New York City, 1965-1966, K. Vafeades, Architect, Nicosia, Cyprus, 1965-1966. Assistant architect J & A Philippou, Architects, 1966-1967, 72. Senior designer Max O. Urbahn Associates, New York City, 1968-1972.

Partner David & Dikaios Associates, Architecture/Planning, Nicosia, New York City, Bahrain, 1973-1987. Principal Theo David & Associates, New York City, since 1987, Theo David Consultant Architecture/Planner, Nicosia, since 1992. Founding director CAEC Architecture/Engineering Consultant, Ltd., Cyprus, 1975.

Member faculty Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1968-1969, assistant professor architect, 1969-1979, associate professor, 1979-1983, professor architect, since 1983. Nominator Aga Khan Award for Architect, since 1984. Distinguished juror 1st Presidential Architect Awards, Cyprus, 1992.

Guest lecturer University Thessaloniki, Greece, 1972, Hellenic Conference on Tall buildings, Athens, Greece, 1975, University Southern California, Los Angeles, Architectural Association, London, 1982, Cyprus Architects Association and American Center, Nicosia, 1982, 92, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1984, Cyprus Popular Bank Cultural Center, Nicosia, 1987, 91, Hellenic Bank Cultural Center, Limassol, Cyprus, 1993, many others. Guest critic City College of New York, New York City, Architectural Association, London, Temple University, Philadelphia, Columbia University, New York City, Yale University, New Haven, University Southern California, Los Angeles, Cooder Umon, New York City, others. Visiting professor University Cyprus, Barcelona.


  • Registered architect, New York, New Jersey, Republic of Cyprus. Certified National Council Architectural Registration Board.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Housing of a Culture/Cyprus, 1982. Exhibitions include Pratt Manhattan Center, New York City, 1971, 83, Pratt Institute Gallery, Brooklyn, 1978, Urban Center, New York City, 1981, Cyprus House, New York City, 1984, 92, Shafler Gallery Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1987, Municipal Arts Society, New York City, 1987, Distinguished Drawing Gallery, New York City/American Institute of Architects, 1988, Parson School Design, New York City, 1991, Higgins Hall Gallery, Pratt Institute, 1994, Famagusta Gate Nicosia, Cyprus Cooper Union Gallery, New York City, 2004. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member design advisory committee Public Development Corporation, New York City, 1986. 1st vice president American Cyprus Congress, New York City, 1990-1994. Appointed member advisory committee for New Cultural Center, Cyprus Government, 1992.

Served United States Army, 1962-1963. Fellow American Institute of Architects (New York chapter, member overseas practice committee 1980-1982, chairman design awards program 1989-1990, honors committee New York City chapter 2003, Interior Design award American Institute of Architects Journal 1988, Design Excellence citation 1993, Design citation 1993, Architects Designers & Planners for Social Responsibility Project award 1994, Cyprus State Architecture award 2001), American Planning Association (chairman committee on New York Waterfront 1984-1986), Institute Urban Design, Congress International Modern Architects (president 2004).


Married Margarita N. Leptou, July 29, 1967. Children: Melissa T., Alexis L.

Lambros Charalambous David

Thalia Theohari Joannidou

Margarita N. Leptou

Melissa Thalia David

Alexis Lambros David