Theoharis David was born on Long Island 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 Sybil Moholy-Nagy, Serge Chermayeff and Paul Rudolph. He has been in private practice since 1974 in New York City and Cyprus. He is Professor of Architecture at Pratt teaching graduate and undergraduate design and is a former Chair of Graduate Architecture and Faculty President of the School of Architecture. and has been named Pratt Institute's Distinguished Teacher for 2013-2014. He is also visiting professor at the University of Cyprus.
Theo. David is Fellow Emeritus of the American Institute of Architects and 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, as president of CIMA (Congress of International Modern Architects) and Chair of the APA Committee on NYC Waterfront. He is also an advisor to the University of Cyprus and has served on a number of boards including the Cyprus Cultural Foundation and the Pratt Board of Trustees. His architecture has received awards in the United States at city, state and national levels. He received the 2009 Cyprus Architects Association Prize in Architecture, the 2001 Cyprus State Award for Architecture for the New G.S.P. Stadium, and has been honored by the University of Cyprus for his leadership in creating its Department of Architecture.
Theo. David has been nominated for the European Union Mies van der Rohe Award and the ACSA/AIA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Teaching.and his work entered into the archives of Pratt institute the Benaki Museum of Art, Athens, and the Architecture and Design Library of MoMA.
As the 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 in Athens, Nicosia, London, Barcelona, Paris, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Savannah, Charleston, and New York and served as guest critic at significant schools of architecture in the US and abroad. His work as architect and educator continues to be published, exhibited and discussed internationally.