David Bell
B Arch (Hons), Dip Arch, ARIAS, MAPM


David is a board member of Four Architecture & Design and also a director of the member company, Fouin + Bell Architects.

David Bell established Fouin+Bell Architects with Peter Fouin in 1999. David is the director responsible for residential projects, which encompasses a wide range of projects, from single houses through to masterplanning. These include a long list of projects for major house builders with whom we have developed close working relationships in line with our company philosophy. Together with the company’s two residential teams, David is currently involved in the design and procurement of over 3000 houses throughout Scotland and Northern England.

David was formerly a Director with Cochrane McGregor Group Limited, one of Scotland’s leading Design Management Consultancies. Through his work there he developed a considerable knowledge and expertise in commercial architecture, development and project management. This included working as a seconded staff member to BP’s Project Management Team on the St Vincent Street project in Glasgow.

In 1999, he formed Fouin + Bell Architects with Peter Fouin. David is now responsible for the residential side of the company, which includes a large number of projects for major developers such as Mactaggart & Mickel, AB Hamilton, West Point Homes, and Chamberlain Bell as well as eight different housing associations, including Port of Leith and Dunedin Canmore.

The residential work also includes a large number of care developments for people with learning difficulties. These including recent projects for Choices Community Care and Camvo 37 Care Providers as well as Bandrum Nursing Homes, Four Seasons Healthcare and Ashbourne Homes.

In 2009, F+B Energy Project Managers was established to provide project specific management on multi-site renewable energy programmes. This detailed working knowledge of the renewable energy market is now firmly part of Fouin + Bell Architects and Four Architecture.