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College of Natural Resources

Center for Geospatial Analytics

David is an Associate Professor of Architecture in the College of Design and Co-Director of the Coastal Dynamics Design Lab (CDDL), an interdisciplinary research and design initiative that addresses critical ecological and community development challenges in coastal regions. David pursues his interests in coastal dynamics, prototypes, and simulation through a series of trans-disciplinary research and design projects with the College of Engineering, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Department of Landscape Architecture, and the UNC Coastal Studies Institute. He has taught full-time at the College of Design since 2007 and has led graduate and undergraduate design studios, digital representation courses, and seminars that focus on integrative digital simulation processes, architectural prototypes, and design strategies for coastal regions.