In memoriam: David Bernstein

David Bernstein

We’re sad to hear today of the death of David Bernstein – a key figure in the creation of Circle 33 which was one of the precursor organisations which led to the creation of Clarion Housing Group almost 50 years later. 

The Circle 33 Trust was set up by David and wife Beverly along with fellow architect David Levitt and his wife, Christian Bevington, in 1968. They were moved by the plight of homeless people as depicted in the BBC drama ‘Cathy Come Home’ and together they dedicated themselves to creating better homes for all – a legacy we’re still proud to uphold to this day. 

Clarion Group Chief Executive Keith Exford said: “David was one of the giants of the housing and architectural worlds and his role in setting up Circle 33 was one of the defining contributions to Clarion’s proud heritage. Although we mourn his passing, we also celebrate David’s distinguished career and the important part that he, Beverly and David Levitt played in shaping the future of social housing.