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David Fannon

David Fannon is an architect and building scientist whose work integrates research, analysis, and design to provide occupant comfort and wellbeing in long-lasting, low-resource consuming buildings. He holds a joint appointment in the School of Architecture and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He teaches courses in design, environmental systems, and sustainability, and received the 2019 CAMD excellence in teaching award.

David’s research has been funded by public and private sources including NSF, DOE, and AIA; and published in journals like Enquiry, Energy and Buildings, and Buildings and Environment. Along with colleagues Michelle Laboy and Peter Wiederspahn, David received the 2017-2019 Latrobe Prize for their work on long-lasting buildings, documented in their book The Architecture of Persistence: Designing for Future Use (2022).

David earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Masters from University of California Berkeley, and is a registered architect in the State of New York. He is a member of ASHRAE and a LEED Accredited Professional with a Building Design and Construction specialty.




  • M.S, Architecture: Building Science and Sustainability, University of California, Berkeley
  • B.Arch, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Courses Taught

  • ARCH5210:  Environmental Systems
  • ARCH5120:  Comprehensive Design
  • ARCH5220:  Integrated Building Systems
  • SBSY5100:  Sustainable Design and Technologies in Construction
  • ARCH 7130: Masters Research Studio
  • ARCH 7140: Masters Design Studio