David Gamble

Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design

Since 2009, David has been 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 registered architect and certified urban planner, and has spent the past twenty four years working in urban settings and within the context of public engagement.

David 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 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. He is a recipient of the AIA’s National Young Architects Award and the Gabriel Prize.

David's research looks at the catalytic effects of urban design and planning projects within urban settings. He recently published “Rebuilding the American City” with co-author Patty Heyda (Washington University) 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.