David Polk

David Polk (no photo)

Adjunct - Summer

Academic Credentials

B.S. Architectural Studies, University of Utah
M.Arch, Virginia Tech, Washington Alexandria Architecture Center

Universidad Litoral Nacional, Santa Fe Argentina


David Polk teaches introductory visualization courses to undergraduate and graduate students that often serve as students’ first exposure to digital and analog design thinking, drawing, and visualization. With five years of professional experience, he has worked on various projects throughout the American continent, focusing primarily on public, civic, and institutional architecture.

David received a pre-professional degree in Architectural Studies with Honors from the University of Utah, where he also participated in an exchange program to La Universidad Litoral Nacional in Argentina where he studied architecture, urbanism, and worked in the studio of Castellitti Bertoni Arquitectos y Asociados. He then pursued a professional Masters of Architecture at Virginia Tech Washington Alexandria Architecture Center (WAAC). While at the WAAC consortium, he also participated in a research abroad program studying the Urban Ecology of Curitiba, Brazil.

David currently works in DC for the U.S. General Services Administration, Office of the Chief Architect, as part of the Design Excellence team. He provides 2D/3D modelling skill and expertise to the newly established in-house design program. He focuses on federal courthouse projects and workplace.

Other Information

Teaching Area

  • Freehand Drawing & Drafting
  • Digital Technology & Design Communication

Research Interests

  • Design Process
  • Digital Fabrication & Technology
  • Urban Ecology
  • Public Architecture & Spaces



Email: david.polk@marymount.edu