David Erdman is Chair of Graduate Architecture and Urban Design (GAUD) at Pratt Institute. Previously he was was assistant professor at the Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong (2010-2016). He also taught in the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)’s Graduate Department of Architecture and Urban Design (1999-2008), and held visiting professorships at Rice University, University of California Berkeley, and University of Michigan.
In addition to his academic work, Erdman is a co-founding director of the award-winning design firm davidclovers*, which has been listed among Architectural Digest’s AD100 list of top architecture and design firms in Asia and exhibited work at the Venice Biennale, the Beijing Biennale, the Hong Kong/Shenzhen Biennale, in group shows at the Art Institute of Chicago, M+, Hong Kong, and in a solo exhibition at the Southern California Institute of Architecture. He is a co-founder of servo, a design collaborative whose work has been shown at the Centre Pompidou, Paris; MoMA, New York; and the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, New York. Erdman, who received the Design Vanguard Award and the Young Architects Award with servo, is also a recipient of the prestigious Rome Prize, bestowed upon him by The American Academy in Rome (2008-2009).
Erdman received a B.S. in Architecture from The Ohio State University (1993) and an M.Arch. from Columbia University (1998).