David Tyl

Biography
David was born in the Czech Republic and moved to Canada at an early age. Growing up in Calgary he became interested in design, creating floorplans of spaces he dreamed of occupying. Fast forward to the beginning of his academic pursuits, David studied Philosophy and completed his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Calgary. Two years later he would follow up on those pursuits, developing an application portfolio that would combine his early floorplan drawings, technical drawings from his brief stint as a piping designer, and written samples of his work as a student of philosophy. After spending time in Halifax, Dusseldorf and Berlin pursuing his architectural studies, David graduated from Dalhousie University with a Master of Architecture. From there he moved back to Calgary where he developed and refined his architectural prowess, followed by a few years of professional work in Vancouver. His interest in the field of architecture began to narrow down to expertise in residential architecture of varying scales, landscape design and masterplanning. Since his move to the west coast, David has established his own practice together with his partner, and actively pursues work that aligns with his strong appreciation of vernacular design through design-based inquiry.
 
Awards
Governor General Award to Jeremy Sturgess for Glacier Skywalk - A project for which David was lead designer;
Canadian Architect Student Award of Excellence;
RAIC Honour Roll Certificate;
AIA Henry Adams Certificate;
Steel Structures Education Foundation Scholarship;
Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship
 
Thanks
To my family, in particular my mother who supported me through all the ups and downs of architecture school and my father for his wisdom. To my life-partner, Jenny for her endless love and support. To my schoolmates, Andrew and Michael for their honest and often brutal critiques of my developing aptitude for architecture. And, to my colleagues and friends for their continued contributions to my learning of the discipline and business of architecture.