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David L. Boeck


University of Oklahoma
Master of Architecture, Emphasis in Sustainability

University of Oklahoma
Bachelor of Architecture, Emphasis in Sustainability

University of Oklahoma
Bachelor of Environmental Design



Dave is an Associate Professor focused on integrating Universal Design Principles into all projects, along with the concepts of sustainability.  He has also integrated a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach to studio organization and project development.  Dave teaches a rendering course focus on the use of color pencil, marker, water color and hybrid methods of drawing development.  His research is focused on the development of multidisciplinary tools for evaluating a community in terms of it age-friendliness.  This process has included organizing community exhibits that incorporate multidisciplinary participatory action research and dissemination methods.

He maintains DLB Architects, PC, an architectural practice focused on sustainable and age-friendly environments.  He is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist and is currently working with local non-profits to set up a village concept in Norman, OK to help support age-friendliness in the community.  He is also working with developers to integrate age-friendly design details into neighborhood as well as housing design.

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Professional Credentials

Member, American Institute of Architects. (January 1, 2018 – Present).

Board of Directors, Environmental Design Research Association. (Jan. 2016 – Present).

Architecture license for the state of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Board of Governors of Licensed Architects. (June 1, 2015 – June 1, 2017).

Featured Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Boeck, D., (PI), “College of Architecture Program for Research Enhancement,” Sponsored by Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture, The University of Oklahoma, $3,893. (September 2, 2018 – October 31, 2018).

Warnken, C. G. (Principal Investigator), Boeck, D. L. (Co-Principal Investigator), Strevett, K. (Co-Principal Investigator), Nairn, R. (Co-Principal Investigator), “BMP Demonstration Neighborhood in the Little River Watershed,” Sponsored by State of Oklahoma, Conservation Commission, State. (June 1, 2009-December 31, 2015).

Zaman, M. (Principal Investigator), Ghabchi, R. (Co-Principal Investigator), Singh, D. (Co-Principal Investigator), Boeck, D. L. (Co-Principal Investigator), “Fatigue Performance of Asphalt Pavements Containing RAS and RAP,” Sponsored by State of Oklahoma, Department of Transportation, State. (October 1, 2012-December 31, 2014).


International Community Service Award, American Institute of Architects-Oklahoma. (November 11, 2016).

Research and Creative Activities in Progress

“Age friendly housing” (On-Going). (2014). Developing a number of age-friendly housing projects in Norman.