David Yates


David Yates - Design Engine


David is one of the founding Directors of Design Engine having launched and successfully run both K10 Associates Ltd and Yates Rollinson Associates Ltd. With a background in both construction and manufacturing, David came from a background in cold formed steel design having spent time as National Technical Manager for Kingspan Offsite and Banro Sections. David left a short career in Civil Engineering and Manufacturing for construction in the 1990’s having worked on special projects including Toyota Formula One, rock & pop concert design for artists like Peter Gabriel and Kylie Minogue. Since joining Renaissance Ltd, a modular off site solution provider, David has collaborated on a wide range of construction projects and gained specialist knowledge in Technical Services to the Construction Industry.


With responsibility for commercial matters within Design Engine, David runs both the façade and cold formed steel teams within the practice.


  • Non Loadbearing Cold Formed Steel Design
  • Façade Design
  • Special Projects
  • Marketing & System Support Services