David Thaddeus

Professor, Architecture
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David 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.

Explore HIS recent work

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The Importance of Wood and Timber in Sustainable Buildings: The publication of Azarbayjani and Thaddeus is intended to advance the knowledge of Cross Laminated Timber technology. In addition, it will examine trends in mass timber construction in North America from the perspective of carbon footprint, structural performance, fire, and life safety.

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Named to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects: David Thaddeus, Professor of Structures and Architectural Design, has been named to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the AIA’s highest membership honor. Only three percent of AIA members achieve Fellowship (FAIA) status. 

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Three SOA students accepted into the iPAL program: Professor David Thaddeus, FAIA, is director of the iPAL program at UNCC. Three students from the School of Architecture, Sydney Garceau, Alexis Andrikanich, and Tyler DeJong, have been accepted into the iPAL program this semester. In 2015, the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards launched the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL). UNC Charlotte's School of Architecture was one of the first universities accepted into the program.