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Brothers, David A.

Contact Info
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, NJSenior University Lecturer, Coordinator Interior Design Department, 2008 - present

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

Virginia Polytechnic University, Blacksburg, VAVisiting Lecturer, Architecture, 2004-2005

Rhode Island School of Design – Providence, RIVisiting 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 

Courses I Teach


Selected Publications

The Seated Musician: Furniture Design and its Effect on Performance and Health, Hawaii International Conferenceon Arts & Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, Paper Presentation, January 2012Musician Chairs: An Ergonomic Design Perspective for Improved Health and Performance, Society for the Arts inHealthcare, Detroit, MI, Poster Presentation, May 2012A 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 2010A 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