Specific Bio

David Thaddeus, AIA, NCARB, is currently Professor of Structures and Architectural Design at the School of Architecture, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  He has been at the SoA | UNCC since 1999.  Prior to this appointment he was Associate Professor at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston, where he taught architectural structures and design from 1989-1999.
Professor Thaddeus earned his Bachelor of Engineering from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon (1981) and his Master of Architecture from the University of Houston (1988).

While teaching at the University of Houston, at the request of former students, Professor Thaddeus began to develop a review course for the General Structures and Lateral Loads Divisions of the Architect Registration Exam (ARE). He first presented the  the review to interns in 1989.

The course began humbly as a study group at the home of an intern with Prof. Thaddeus as the tutor.  As the reputation of the rigor and success of the review spread, it out grew the domestic venues and was moved to the CoA, University of Houston where it was held on Saturday mornings over the course of eight weeks. When Prof. Thaddeus moved to the University of North Carolina School of Architecture, the review changed to a format of a two week-end long seminar.

The requests for seminars increased steadily and subsequently the seminar had to be refined to its  current format, as a three day schedule.  Professor Thaddeus currently teaches the seminar at venues through out the United States and into Canada.  This includes a yearly seminar at the Colegio de Arquitectos y Arquitectos Paisajistas.

Now with the opening of this website it will be easier for candidates to attain information about upcoming live, FACE to FACE, seminars and it will be possible, for the first time to stream a recording of a seminar, AT YOUR PACE, and receive the full benefit of one of Professor Thaddeus’s seminars without the cost or hassle of travel.

Professor Thaddeus continues to present an abbreviated version of the ARE Structures Systems Seminar at the AIA National Convention as he has done since 2004.