MR David Mah

MR David Mah


  • Digital Design (Associative design and analysis)
  • Health and Urbanism/architecture (Health and cities)
  • Landscape Urbanism (Landscape Urbanism)
  • Urban Theory (Urban theory)



  • David Mah is a senior lecturer in urban design and architecture at the University of Melbourne’s school of design. Previous to the MSD, David was a lecturer at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (2010-2017). While at the GSD, David was design research lead for the Health and Places Initiative, a research collaboration between the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health focused on studying the links between the built environment and health outcomes. Together wih Leire Asensio Villoria, David is author of the book: Lifestyled: Health and Places (2016, Jovis). Previous to Harvard, he has also taught at Cornell University’s department of architecture and Landscape Urbanism at the graduate design school at the Architectural Association in London. Professionally, David has worked within a number of international design practices including FOA and Zaha Hadid Architects where he was engaged in the design and delivery of a number of urban design as well as architectural projects in the United Kingdom, Singapore and Spain. David has been collaborating with Leire Asensio Villoria as asensio_mah since 2002.   


Member of

  • Architect's Registration Board United Kingdom. Registered Architect 2008 -


Selected publications


Education and training

  • AAGradDipl, Architectural Association School of Architecture 2000
  • BArch(Hons), Curtin University of Technology 1999