David KarleAssociate Professor & Director of the Architecture Program
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David Karle is the director of the Architecture Program and associate professor of architecture and landscape architecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on architecture and urbanism. Karle’s research addresses broad questions beyond the architecture discipline that seek to identify and visualize spatial patterns of urbanism that remain largely undocumented. In 2015 Karle was recognized as a Great Plains Fellow by the Center for Great Plains Studies for his contributions to topics related to Great Plains urbanism. Karle’s writings have been published in the Journal of Architectural Education, MONU, Manifest, CLOG and Mas Context. Currently he is a member of the editorial board at Magazine on Urbanism (MONU).
In addition to his scholarship and creative activities, Karle received the 2019 College of Architecture Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching in recognition of his sustained record of excellence in teaching and innovation related to a teaching program. He is also the recipient of the 2017 College of Architecture Hawthorne Distinguished Faculty Award for his significant contribution to the overall development of the college.
Karle holds a master and bachelor degree in architecture from the University of Michigan, where he graduated with distinction and was recognized as the Williams LeBaron Jenney Scholar. Prior to arriving at the University of Nebraska, he taught courses at the University of Michigan and worked professionally in offices such as Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects in Atlanta, Georgia, and Terroir Architects in Sydney, Australia.