David Cunningham




Bachelor of Architecture,
Rice University
Bachelor of Arts,
Rice University

With over 25 years at KPF, David Cunningham is an expert in transportation facilities and large-scale, mixed-use developments in the United States, Asia, and the Middle East. Championing adaptability in the face of change, David’s organized, dedicated, yet flexible leadership approach allows him to successfully manage complex teams spanning multiple organizations across various time zones.

David is a central figure in KPF’s aviation projects. His portfolio begins with Washington Dulles International Airport, where he oversaw the execution of the schematic design of the Concourse C station for the airport’s new Aerotrain System. He continued honing his expertise as the Deputy Project Manager of Zayed International Airport Terminal A, a project that spanned two decades from conception to completion and included over 300 KPF staff, along with dozens of consultants. David relocated to London, then Abu Dhabi to conduct the internal peer review and support the firm’s large-scale projects in the region. For Incheon Airport in South Korea, he oversaw several design packages, executing conceptual and design development for the Airport Administration Building, the second Ramp Control Tower, and several checkpoint facilities.

Expanding on his infrastructure work, David was instrumental in the development of Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side, the largest private real estate development in U.S. history. Involved in each phase of the project, he helped establish each team’s structure and organization. Starting in 2011, he was involved in the design development of the Platform, the towers at 10 and 30 Hudson Yards, and was the Project Manager for the retail podium at 20 Hudson Yards that connects the two towers.

David Cunningham is a Registered Architect in Florida, New York State, Texas, and Virginia, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).