Theoharis David was born in New York of Cypriot parentage. He received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute and a Master of Architecture degree from Yale University, where he studied with Serge Chermayeff and Paul Rudolph. He has been in private practice since 1974 in New York and Cyprus. He is Professor of Architecture at Pratt Institute teaching graduate and undergraduate design and is a former Chair of Graduate Architecture and Faculty President of the School of Architecture. He has been named Pratt Institute's Distinguished Teacher for 2013-2014. He is also visiting professor at the University of Cyprus.
Theo. David is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the Institute for Urban Design. He has been active in design awards programs including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, The Cyprus State Architecture Awards, and the Society of American Registered Architects Awards. He has served as Chair of the NYC/AIA distinguished architecture awards and as president of CIMA (Congress of International Modern Architects). He is also an advisor to the University of Cyprus and serves on a number of boards including the Cyprus Cultural Foundation. His architecture has received awards in the United States at city, state and national levels. He received the 2009 Cyprus Architect's Association Prize in Architecture, the 2001 Cyprus State Award for Architecture for the New G.S.P. Stadium, and has been nominated for the European Union Mies van der Rohe Award.
As design principal of Theo. David Architects TDA+KAL, he has been responsible for the design of sports stadiums, educational and medical facilities, religious structures, extensive residential complexes and private residences, along with the creation of comprehensive master plans for major leisure and mixed use development.
Theo. David has lectured widely in cities such as Athens, Nicosia, London, Barcelona, Paris, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Savannah, Charleston, and New York. His work as architect and educator continues to be published and exhibited internationally.