Meet the judges for the Commercial Interior Design Awards 2020: David Lessard

Meet the judges for the Commercial Interior Design Awards 2020: David Lessard

A thought leader in hospitality & healthcare design

David Lessard
David Lessard

Another returning judge, David Lessard is a partner and design director at H+A, an architecture and interior design studio specialising in healthcare, hospitality and wellness design.

He'll be on the panel at the 2020 CID Awards, alongside founder of Design Haus Liberty Dara Huang, architect and academic, Annamaria Lambri and well-respected design academic Cristiano Luchetti.

He is currently leading a diverse range of projects in Ras al Khaimah, Sri Lanka and Seychelles, all of which explore a unique response to their respective cultures, context and environment with a deep respect for the vernacular.

He remains active in the wider design community, having previously held a seat on the  AIA Middle East Chapter Board of Directors and has been widely recognised for his contributions to the region as a designer, critic, juror and conference participant – emerging as a thought leader in hospitality & healthcare design alongside H+A partner Stas Louca.

"It is a privilege to be invited to judge the CID Awards and I look forward to sharing this responsibility with such an esteemed group of colleagues on the judging panel. This year has presented a new challenge to designers. How the built environment responds to such challenges will be something unique to this year’s submissions – setting a precedent for how we as designers look towards the future of socializing, flexibility and well-being," says David.

The unmissable industry evening was set be held on September 9, 2020, but was rescheduled to November 25 due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

At the 14th annual awards, we'll pay tribute to the projects, interior design firms and designers making their mark on the region's interior design industry and herald work that displays original thinking, creative breadth and a willingness to stray from tried and tested formulas.

The CID team, our judges and sponsors are looking forward to seeing you there. For sponsorship enquiries, contact Rebecca Lockwood on +971 4 444 3268 or

To book tables, speak to Anthony Chandran on +971 4 444 3685 or

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