David A. Brothers

Contact Info

Title: Interior Design Program Coordinator
Email: david.a.brothers@njit.edu
Office: 681 Weston
Phone: 973-596-3287
Dept: SOA


M. Arch.; Architecture; Rice University, Houston, TX; 1994

B. A., Economics; Tufts University, Medford, MA; 1986

Teaching Experience

New Jersey Institute of Technology – Newark, NJ
Senior University Lecturer, Coordinator Interior Design Department, 2008 - present

Wentworth Institute of Technology – Boston, MA
Assistant Professor, Interior Design, 2005 - 2008

Virginia Polytechnic University, Blacksburg, VA
Visiting Lecturer, Architecture, 2004-2005

Rhode Island School of Design – Providence, RI
Visiting Lecturer, Interior Architecture, 2002-2003

Professional Experience

Robert Luchetti Associates, Senior Architectural Designer, 1994-2003

Essential, Furniture Design Consultant, 2006-2007

Koetter, Kim & Associates, Designer, 1998

Cambridge Seven Associates, Designer, 1996

ZNA Architects, Designer, 1992-1994

Awards, Recognitions

Spark:Concept Award, Finalist, (Fall-Winter) International Competition, Musician Chair, 2012

Knoll/Peobody/Adaptive Environments, A Place to Sit Competition, 3rd Place, 2002

IDSA, Industrial Design Excellence Award, Bronze Award, Furniture - Investor Trading Desk, 2001

IDSA, Industrial Design Excellence Award, Bronze Award, Environments – Retail Investment Kiosk, 2001

Selected Publications

The Seated Musician: Furniture Design and its Effect on Performance and Health, Hawaii International Conference
on Arts & Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, Paper Presentation, January 2012
Musician Chairs: An Ergonomic Design Perspective for Improved Health and Performance, Society for the Arts in
Healthcare, Detroit, MI, Poster Presentation, May 2012
A Critical Assessment of the Need for Manual Drafting Skills for Interior Design Students, Interior Design Educator´s
Council 2010 Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, Paper Presentation, March 2010
A Case Study Analysis of the Influence of Site as a Generative Design Strategy for Interior Design Education
(with P. Greenberg), Interior Design Educator´s Council 2011 Annual Conference, Denver, CO,
Paper Presentation, March 2011