David Gamble

Lecturer in Urban Design

David Gamble is a Lecturer in Urban Design at DUSP and is Founding Principal of Gamble Associates. He was a Lecturer and Design Critic at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) from 2009-2021, and taught previously at Syracuse University and Northeastern University. He is a former chair of the AIA’s Regional and Urban Design Committee (2017-2021) and the Boston Society for Architecture (BSA) Urban Design Committee. He has served on the Boards of the BSA and Architecture Boston. His prior work experience includes Chan Krieger Sieniewicz (now NBBJ), Krier&Kohl in Berlin, Germany and vanMerkestyn&Partners in Potsdam, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland. 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’s research and writing probe the catalytic effects of contemporary urban design and planning projects with a focus on creative implementation strategies to enable redevelopment. Together with Patty Heyda (Washington University) he published “Rebuilding the American City” published by Routledge Press (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. “Rebuilding the American Town” (Routledge Press) will be published in 2024 and highlights was smaller communities of 50,000 people or less are doing to meet physical, social, environmental, and economic challenges. David is editor of the recently released book “Idea City,” (University of Massachusetts Press, 2023) which brings together nearly two dozen scholars and reflective practitioners to consider ways to improve the Greater Boston region for everyone.