David Shanks
Assistant Professor

B.A. Urban Design Studies and Economics, New York University; M.Arch Harvard University Graduate School of Design

David Shanks is an architect and educator working at the intersection of low-cost building and high-performance design. He has been a low-income housing advocate and case-worker, managing the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program for communities outside Boston, as well as a technical designer in the enclosures group at SOM, where he developed parametric optimization routines for custom curtain wall shading systems. He has also worked in the offices of Richard Gluckman, Preston Scott Cohen, and REX, and has been a resident fellow of the MacDowell Colony and the Cape Cod Modern House Trust. David is a registered architect in the State of New York.