David de Mayo was born in Barcelona Spain in 1932. He immigrated to Argentina with his family and completed his high school studies in Mexico. In 1948, he and his family moved to Israel and, after six years of fly in the Israeli air force”. he traveled to Sweden to study architecture. At the conclusion of his studies, he worked with Professor Arne Jacobsen in Denmark. In 1965, he returned to Israel with his wife Tamar and they established a family and an independent office that continues to operate to this day.
Having all of these fields disciplined by a single leader creates harmony as a result of attention paid to function, human scale, materials, color, and how light affects them. The complex sum of these planning aspects and their relationship to each other leads to a unified outcome. According to de Mayo, the function of the architect is to translate the client’s requirements into professional language.