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David Thaddeus

David Thaddeus, AIA, NCARB, is currently Associate Professor of Structures and Architectural Design at the College of Architecture, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has been at UNC-Charlotte since 1999. Prior to this appointment he was Associate Professor at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston, where he taught architectural structures and design from 1989-1999. Professor Thaddeus earned his Bachelor of Engineering from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon (1981) and his Master of Architecture from the University of Houston (1988).


While teaching at the University of Houston, he developed a review course for the General Structures and Lateral Forces Divisions of the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) and first offered the course to interns in 1989. Since then, his course has evolved into an intense 3 day workshop. Professor Thaddeus, otherwise known as "the structures guru", presents a thorough, clear, easy to understand review of what you need to know to pass the structures divisions of the ARE. His seminar is highly regarded for having helped thousands take the exam with confidence and PASS. He has lectured for AIA chapters throughout the US, Puerto Rico and Canada, and presents an abbreviated version of his seminar annualy at the AIA National Convention.


Professor Thaddeus is passionate about teaching. He is continuously developing new teaching methods to help students understand structures and keep them engaged. He was a major contributor to Archiflash, writing and editing many of the General and Lateral cards, created a vast library of interactive structural models, and is working on a much anticipated book.


If you have the opportunity to attend one of his workshops, do! If you are interested in organizing a structures workshop in your area, please contact Professor Thaddeus for more information. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact your local AIA for assistance.


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