Expertise & Research Interests

Architectural Design & Building Technology


Courses to Teach (23-24)

Architectural Design and Theory II
History of Western Architecture

Mr. BOOTH, David 

Assistant Professor

B.Arch. (Univ. of Newcastle upon Tyne)

UK ARB Registered Architect

Mr. David Booth specializes in architectural theory and history, together with all aspects of construction technology, including most particularly architectural detailing, material specifications and acoustics. He is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics. He taught architecture at the University of Hong Kong School of Architecture from 2003 to 2006, before working as a Project Manager for the Venetian Sands Corporation in Macau, delivering the 1800-seat theatre for the Cirque du Soleil in the Venetian Hotel Resort. He ran an interior design course for HKU ‘Space’ between 2010 and 2012, and has given lectures on Architecture and Acoustics to that faculty.

Prior to 2003, Mr. Booth was a Senior Architect with the Hong Kong Government Architectural Services Department for over 20 years, and was the architect designer for many of Hong Kong’s major auditoria during that era. He served on a number of select Government Committees, including the committee dealing with updating the code of practice for ‘Places of Public Entertainment – Means of Escape’, and the ‘Advisory Committee for the design of Bridges and associated Structures’. Mr. Booth currently practices as a Consultant in Architectural Room Acoustics.

Projects: Music School & Symphony Rehearsal Building (UK), Senior Housing (UK), Tuen Mun Town Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Auditoria, Kwai Tsing & Yuen Long Civic Centres Auditoria, Stonecutters Island Naval Base, Hospital Authority Conference Chamber and Lecture Hall (Acoustics), German Swiss International School Auditorium.

Lectures: European Architectural History, The Design and Construction of the HK Cultural Centre 1974 - 1989, Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre, The architecture and design of 'Performance Spaces'.


Selected Publications:

Booth, David (2012) “The Construction of the New Government Headquarters, and Legislative Assembly Premises, Tamar.” Commemorative book, celebrating the completion and occupation of the Tamar Government complex, published and issued by the Hong Kong Government.