David Diamond is an architect and tenured professor at the New York Institute of Technology, where he served as Chairman of the School of Architecture from 1998 to 2011. As an architecture design studio professor, Diamond has taught at all levels of New York Tech’s 5-year BARCH Program, but he specializes in beginning design education. Diamond has coordinated or co-coordinated first and second year studio syllabi for several years. He also directs international study programs, most recently to Portugal and Spain, but he has also led student tours to France, Scandinavia, and Italy.

Diamond earned his Bachelor of Architecture at The Cooper Union, where he studied with Robert Slutzky and John Hejduk, and worked for Hejduk during his undergraduate years. Diamond completed his Master of Architecture at Cornell University, where he studied with Colin Rowe. Subsequently, he was awarded an ITT Fellowship to Italy. Diamond has worked with Richard Meier and Partners on several museum projects and with Kohn Pedersen Fox on museum and corporate projects before establishing his own architectural practice, completing several projects for not-for-profit and residential clients.

David Diamond, Director, Master of Architecture Program

Recent Projects/Research

  • Borrowing Landscape at the Societé Francaise des Architects, Paris and at the New York City Campus


  • "Borrowing Landscape and the Enigma of Corbu," Le Visiteur, Volume 21, November 2015
  • "Architectural Lesson of Cubism," "Parametro," Volume 225, Sept – Oct 1998
  • "Creation in Space," Volume 1, 2nd edition, by Jonathan Block Friedman, edited by David Diamond

Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Juror 2011, 2012, 2013
  • ITT Fellowship to Italy, 1979 – 1980

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • 1st Year Design Studios – Design Fundamentals 1 and 2
  • 2nd Year Design Studios – Design 1 and 2
  • Visualization 1
  • Special Studies Seminar – Le Corbusier
  • Special Studies Seminar – Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe
  • Traveling Program to Portugal and Spain – Summer 2015 and 2016 (focus on Alvaro Siza and Contemporary Portuguese and Spanish Architects
  • Traveling Program to Spain and France – Summer 2014 (focus on Le Corbusier and Contemporary Spanish Architect)
  • Traveling Program to France – Simmer 2012 and 2013 (focus on Le Corbusier)
  • Traveling Program to Scandinavia – Summer 2011 (focus on Alvar Aalto)

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