David de Mayo is known in professional circles as the Israeli Total Designer, a term that unites all the fields of architecture, from urban solutions through solitary structures, whether private homes or public buildings, internal spaces, a chair, a table, a lighying, a watch, cutlery,  a handle, all the way to the design of gardens and choice of plants. 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. Sixty years of experience that began with his work with the Danish architect professor Arne Jacobsen, his generation’s total design patriarch, have proven the success of the method to de mayo in hundreds of projects in Israel and abroad, some of which were awarded in Israeli and international competitions.

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 flying in the 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.

1952 – The chief of staff major Genereal Yigael Yadin at the wearing wings ceremony at the Air Force base.

1970 – Prime Minister Golda Meir. The inauguration ceremony of the National Theater Habima building, Tel Aviv

1990 – Ramat Gan mayor Zvi Bar.  At the Diamond Exchange, President’s office inauguration
ceremony, Ramat Gan

1993Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Prime Minister’s Office Inauguration, Jerusalem

1994 – Prime Minister’s wife Lea Rabin, at the ceremony for the award of first prize for Design in Israel.


1995 – Tel Aviv–Jafo. Mayor Shlomo Lahat Tel Aviv-Jafo City Council Hall Inauguration

1995 – Prime Minister
Ariel Sharon. Ceremony for the Einav Culture Center Building inauguration

1995 – With the Lubavitcha Rabbi of Brooklyn, at the Chabad Youth World Center

1998 – The major of Troina, Sicily. Padre Luis Perlauto at the announcing of the first prize for the Jesus sculpture at Tronia in the International Competition. 

2000 – Air Force Commander General Eliezer Shkedi, at the ceremony granting honorary medals to air force team of the 69 scuadron.

2010 – Rabby Noah Weinberg at the– Aish HaTorah world center at the western wall – Jerusalem.

2010 – Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu, at the Inaguration Ceremony for the of the Aish HaTorah house at the western wall, Jerusalem.