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David Wang

David Wang

Professor, EmeritusArchitecture Carpenter Hall 118 PO Box 642220

Professor Wang retired at the end of fall 2018 after over 20 years with Washington State University. During his tenure, Wang taught graduate courses in history and theory, interdisciplinary ethics and practice, research methods, and foundation courses in design and construction.

Wang is the co-author of Architectural Research Methods (2002, second edition 2013, John Wiley & Sons, with Linda Groat) and has lectured on architectural research nationally as well as in China and Europe. He is also author of A Philosophy of Chinese Architecture Past, Present, Future (Routledge, 2017), and is currently under contract with Routledge for a book titled Architecture and Sacrament: A Critical Theory. Professor Wang has published on architectural theory and research methods in numerous journals.


Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture, University of Michigan.

Master of Science in Architecture, University of Michigan.

Master of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania.

Bachelor of Arts in Design of the Environment, University of Pennsylvania.