Chairman, NGO involved in upliftment of marginalised communities
Heritage Conservationist &
Member of the Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee
Member of the Matheran Eco-sensitive zone Monitoring Committee
David Cardoz is an architect who graduated and practices in Mumbai, India. His first years in practice were with an NGO group, actively engaged in slum rehabilitation. Later, as an associate with Messrs Ved Segan Architects, he was involved in one of the earliest projects, initiated by INTACH (The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) - the restoration & revival of the Gaiety Theatre Complex at Shimla, India.
Branching out into independent practice, he was associated in the planning of the new urban extension of Mumbai City, the Vasai – Virar Region.
He was one of the founder members of the Bombay Conservation Group, a pioneer group of professionals in Mumbai, India, involved in conservation and is now a Director in the Bombay Collaborative, a professional firm specializing in architectural conservation and urban planning.
Two of the conservation projects where he was the architect – St. Peter’s Church at Bandra, Mumbai and the Conservatory at the Bombay Zoo at Byculla, Mumbai have received Heritage Awards.
Besides his private and group practice, he was a visiting lecturer at the L.S. Raheja College of Architecture at Bandra, Mumbai, and continues to be invited as speaker and resource expert at the architectural colleges of Mumbai, India.
He is an appointed Member of the Archdiocesan Commission for the Preservation of Artistic and Historical Patrimony of the Church for the Bombay Archdiocese, Mumbai.
He has been and continues to be a member of the Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee appointed by the Govt. of Maharashtra to advise the Municipal Commissioner & regulate and monitor the Listed Heritage Structures & Precincts of Mumbai, India.
He was and continues to be actively involved in the planning and development of the Mahableshwar - Panchgani, Eco – Sensitive Zone, India, as a member of the Land Use Committee constituted by the Regional Board for the Regional Development Plan of this Hill station Region.
He is also presently a Member of the Monitoring Committee appointed in 2012 by the Central Ministry of Environment & Forests for the Matheran Eco-Sensitive Zone in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India.
He is presently the Chairperson & Founder Trustee of the Committed Communities Development Trust, a registered NGO, established in 1991 – that works for the upliftment and empowerment of marginalized urban communities with a special focus on children.