David J. Isern
Director of Communications and Outreach
Visiting Assistant Professor
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David J. Isern, ARdP, Assoc. AIA, is currently the Director of Communications and Outreach and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University, College of Architecture (TTU CoA). As Director of Communications and Outreach, David oversees the communications, branding, social networking and all printed and digital media for the CoA. From 2014-2016 David was part of the administration team and Coordinator for the 2016 CoA NAAB Digital Accreditation. This accreditation was the first all-in-house digital process in the state of Texas and one of the first of its kind nationwide. The results of this accreditation granted the CoA an eight-year accreditation.
David holds a Professional Masters in Architecture (M.Arch) with a concentration in Urban Community Design, as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a focus on information systems and social networking in urban development. Currently, David research looks at low-income housing in Latin America and how these initiatives were able to transform middle and upper-class culture and the city. More closely, David has looked at Peruvian housing development from the 60s to the 90s and its impact in the development and fast growth of today’s Peruvian cities.
During his professional studies and upon graduation, David worked as a lead designer for Lorinza General Contractors S.R.L, architecture firm in Peru. David was the recipient of the TSD Bronze Medal Award in 2014 for his exemplary design work during his graduate studies. Currently, David is working in different projects and architecture competitions abroad. David is a member of the Colegio de Arquitectos del Perú and an Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects.