The directors of DK-CM are David Knight and Cristina Monteiro.
David Knight is a designer and author. He teaches architecture at the Royal College of Art, where he is also a PhD candidate. He was formerly (2008-2015) a Lecturer and unit master at Kingston University School of Architecture and Landscape, Senior Lecturer at the University of East London (2005-11) and Project Co-ordinator at General Public Agency (2005-8) where his clients included Arts Council England and the Tate. He serves as a trustee of The Architecture Foundation, as Visiting Critic to the Mayor's Project Review Group at the Greater London Authority, is appointed to the Greater London Authority Specialist Assistance Team, and is a member of the Architectural Humanities Research Association and the Society of Architectural Historians.
Cristina Monteiro is a RIBA Chartered Architect. She studied at London Metropolitan University (where she won the School Prize for Social Entrepreneurship 2008) and the Architecture Association where she gained her Part III in 2011. Prior to setting up DK-CM Cristina worked for muf architecture/art, notably on the High Street 2012 improvement programme. Prior to this, for Adams & Sutherland, Cristina worked on various masterplans and strategic plans across East London, in the boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham & Hackney. Cristina taught postgraduate Unit 2 at Kingston University School of Architecture and Landscape, and has been a guest critic and visiting tutor at the Architectural Association, Cambridge University, Syracuse University, the École Spéciale d’Architecture (Paris), and London Metropolitan University. She has sat on the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Conservation & Design Panel since 2011.