David Strauss

David Strauss

Affiliate Associate Professor, Architecture

David Strauss combines professional practice as a principal with SHKS Architects with teaching undergraduate classes in architecture theory and graduate architecture design studios in the College of Built Environments.

The focus of Strauss’s professional practice and research is public places. His doctoral dissertation at the University of Pennsylvania, In Campo Verde: The Project of the Piazza Nuova in Ferrara, described the symbolism and experience of early modern public space. His architectural practice has focused on work with existing buildings where the relationships between the imagined, the concrete, and the contingent have been subjects of research.

Strauss’s design projects include the Magnolia Library Addition and Renovation, Seattle Fire Stations 31, 18, and 8, the UW Facilities Services Training Center, the Ferndale Library, and the Eddon Boat Building. He has served on the Pioneer Square Preservation Board and the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation Board.