David Heymann

Contributing Writer

David Heymann is a contributing writer for Places. He is an architect, FAIA, and the Harwell Hamilton Harris Regents Professor in architecture at the University of Texas at Austin.

The focus of Heymann’s writing, research, and practice is the relationship of buildings and landscapes, and the dilemma of aesthetic experience in sustainable architecture. Heymann’s architectural work has been nationally published and recognized with design honors, including selection for Emerging Voices by the Architecture League of New York. He is the author of the books My Beautiful City Austin, and, with historian Stephen Fox, John S. Chase – The Chase Residence.

Heymann has been a visiting scholar at the Bogliasco Foundation Liguria Study Center, the Rockefeller Bellagio Center, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston | Dora Maar House in Menerbes, and the Oskar von Miller Forum in Münich. He has also been a resident artist in photography at MacDowell, the Ucross Foundation, and on The Arctic Circle program. Heymann’s teaching has been recognized with numerous awards; he is an ACSA and University of Texas distinguished teaching professor, and was included in Design Intelligence’s list of Most Admired Educators in 2017 and 2018. Currently, Heymann and his design studio students are working in collaboration with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito and local stakeholders on possibilities for sustainable architecture in the Galapagos.