David Hodkinson

Co-Founder & Design Director - Studio Noor

David Hodkinson is the Co-Founder and Design Director of Studio Noor, a leading architecture and design studio with a focus on hospitality projects, based in Ho Chi Minh City and Athens.

Born in 1977, David studied Architecture at Oxford Brooks University in England and received his Master’s in Architecture and Interior Design from the Royal College of Art in London. After working at Glen Howells Architects, he was hired by design-led practice, ArchitecturePLB.

David’s desire to establish his own architecture and design studio brought him to Vietnam, where he met Luc Lejeune and set up Noor in 2003.

At Noor, David takes the lead on significant hospitality projects for high profile operators including Azerai, Marriott, Accor and Hilton as well as a number of luxury residential properties.

David is currently working on the studio’s latest commissions: Phase 2 Azerai Ke Ga Bay, Vietnam, renovation of Le Meridien Saigon, Furaveri Resort, Maldives, renovation of the Furama Danang, along with a new resort in the Maldives.

David is a dedicated, passionate architect who brings a fresh design eye to each project. His ongoing interest is to explore new materials, methods of design and building, along with a focus on high-end contemporary design. David leads a team of 10 architects and interior designers from the studio’s headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City.

David is also a furniture designer and his pieces are sold internationally.