David Thaddeus is an AIA Professor in the School of Architecture. Professor Thaddeus is a registered architect and Professor of Structures and Architectural Design. He has been at UNC Charlotte since 1999. Previously, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Houston, where he taught architectural structures and design from 1989-1999. Professor Thaddeus earned his Bachelor of Structural Engineering from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon (AUB, 1981) and his Master of Architecture from the University of Houston (UH, 1988).
His research interests focus on the pedagogy of teaching structural concepts and ideas using visual and qualitative methods. In addition, he is interested in exploring structures, materials, and construction methods from the perspective of sustainability and performance.
In addition to teaching structures, architectural design, and sustainable structures at UNC Charlotte, Professor Thaddeus also teaches seminars for the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) all across the USA and Canada.
Professor Thaddeus has received several awards for his teaching and service at UNC Charlotte and UH and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He was named to the AIA College of Fellows in 2019.