David is a Lecturer in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the GSD. He is Principal of Gamble Associates, based in Cambridge, MA which focuses on urban revitalization and community development. David received a Bachelor’s of Architecture Degree from Kent State University and a Master’s of Architecture in Urban Design, with distinction, from the GSD. He is a recipient of the AIA’s National Young Architects Award and the Gabriel Prize.
David serves on the AIA’s Regional and Urban Design Committee (2017-2021). He is the former co-chair of the Boston Society of Architect’s (BSA) Urban Design Committee and has served on the boards of the BSA and Architecture Boston. He is Past President of the Community-Design Resource Center-Boston and established the Syracuse University Community Design Center as an Assistant Professor. Prior to starting his own practice in 2009, he was a Senior Associate at Chan Krieger Sieniewicz. He also previously worked at the firm of Krier&Kohl in Berlin, Germany and vanMerkestyn & Partners in Zurich, Switzerland.
David's research looks at the catalytic effects of urban design and planning projects with a focus on creative implementation strategies to enable redevelopment to occur. Together with Patty Heyda (Washington University) he published “Rebuilding the American City” which was published by Routledge Press in 2016. The book presents five paradigms for redevelopment and a range of perspectives on the complexities, strategies, successes and challenges inherent to rebuilding American cities today. His current research investigates urban redevelopment along a spectrum of scales, from towns to regions, and he is editing a collection of essay’s about Boston’s future.
By David Gamble