David Kratzer, AIA, NCARB

Associate Professor of Architecture

Email: kratzerd@philau.edu

Office Phone: 215-951-0113

David received his Masters of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and Bachelor of Architecture from UNC Charlotte.  He completed foreign study programs in Mantua, Italy; Paris, France; and DIS Copenhagen for a full calendar year.  His undergraduate thesis project was awarded the Alpha Rho Chi Leadership and Service Medal Prize.

An Associate Professor with Philadelphia University since 2009, David has taught architecture and technology courses since 1987 at UNC Charlotte, Temple University, Drexel University, University of Idaho, Washington State University and Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science.

David has practiced since 1983 and is a founding principal of BAU Architecture, an award winning architecture and interior design firm exploring community buildings which are respective of our natural and built environments.  The recent Norristown Farm Park Renovation Project garnered a Grand Jury Preservation Achievement Award from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia and entry for the Franklin Square Police and Firefighters Memorial Design Competition placed second.

In both his teaching and professional work, David focuses on the relation between architectural design and technology within the socio-political context of communities.   Current academic projects include real world studios and design-build courses for such clients as Project HOME, the largest private homeless agency in Philadelphia, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Patch Adams Free Clinic of Philadelphia.  Current design-build coursework includes the Philadelphia University Exhibit on Arlen Specter and the Warren Commission slated to open in October 2013.