The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture

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David Heymann

Harwell Hamilton Regents Professor in Architecture
ACSA and University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor


GOL 3.114 | office
+1 512 232 4083 | phone

The University of Texas at Austin
School of Architecture
310 Inner Campus Drive Stop B7500
Austin, TX 78712-1009

David Heymann is an architect, and the Harwell Hamilton Harris Regents Professor in the School of Architecture. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from the Cooper Union, and a Master's Degree in Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard. Heymann worked for Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, and I.M Pei and Partners, prior to founding his own firm. The focus of Heymann’s design practice, writing and research is the complex relationship of buildings and landscapes, particularly natural landscapes. His architectural work has been variously published and recognized with design honors, including selection for Emerging Voices by the Architecture League of New York. Heymann serves as a contributing editor for PLACES.

In addition to design studios, Heymann teaches two required courses: Site Design and Architecture Theory 1. He regularly teaches for the SOA program in Italy, and recently took students to study in Japan. Heymann’s teaching has been recognized with numerous awards, including the University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, the Texas Society of Architects’ Romeiniec Teaching Award, the Friars’ Centennial Award, and the University of Texas Ex-student Teaching Award, among others. He is a member of the University of Texas Academy of Distinguished Teaching Professors, and an ACSA Distinguished Teaching Professor. Heymann served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs from 1998 to 2003, and currently chairs the Landscape Architecture Graduate Studies Committee.