David A. Driskill, AIA, LEED AP

Associate Professor
Texas Tech University
Director of Urban Tech Design Center

ARCH 3502 Spring 2013

Office: 5th and J on the campus of the Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts
Office hours: WF 10:00 - 11:30 in Architecture 1002E
Telephone: 806.543.7165


Architect Texas Registration No. 5759
NCARB No. 14,689
Interior Design Texas Registration No. 892 (inactive)


M Arch Architecture (Urban Design) The Catholic University of America (Washington DC, 1973)
B Arch Architecture (Construction) Texas Tech University, 1971


Associate Professor, Texas Tech University, 9/1994-present
Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University, 9/1987-9/1994
Lecturer, Texas Tech University, 1/1987-8/1987


David A. Driskill, AIA, Architect 1/2003 - present

Driskill * Hill Architects Constructors 1/1994-2003
David A. Driskill, AIA Architect 1/1987-1/1994
Architects DPA, Houston partner 1//1982-1/1987
Vantage Company, Houston project manager 1/1981-1/1982
LAN, Engineers & Architects, Houston project manager 9/1977-1/1981
Kerr Kerr + Environ, Plainview partner 1/1975-9/1977
LBC&W A&E, Alexandria, VA intern 1/1973-1/1975
Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington DC, intern 6/1971-1/1973


The Lubbock Regional Arts Center, Executive Board Member

The American Institute of Architects, 1997 AIA Lubbock President
Tech Terrace UNIT Neighborhood, Vice President and Board Member


2006 National Council Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB) Prize for Creativity in the Integration of Practice and Education in the Academy.  ($7,500)

2005 Fellowships for David Driskill, Crystal Maeker, Krista Vanderhoof, Andrew Leffel and Micah Simecek to attend the “Agents of Change Training Session” held at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.  The training was used to further develop ARCH 3354 Integrative Systems.  The training session is organized through the University of Oregon, Alison Kwok, Associate Professor of Architecture. 

2002 Tribute to Teachers, Certificate of Appreciation presented by the College of Education, Texas Tech University.

2001 Design Award Citation, AIA Lubbock for Buddy Holly Center, with Heather McKinney Architects.

2001 President’s Excellence in Teaching Award, Texas Tech University

1997 Certificate of Merit for Urban Design and Community Development Office of the Mayor, Sweetwater, Texas.

1996 Recognition for design of the Outdoor Learning Environment, College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University

1991 Design Award of Merit, AIA Lubbock for Becknell Wholesale Company, offices and warehouse

1989 New Faculty Award for Outstanding Dedication to Academic Achievement Tech Ex-Students Association

1989 Certificate of Merit for Urban Design and Community Development, Office of the Mayor, Wichita Falls, Texas

1987 Architecture is Fun, environmental education program, AIA Houston (committee chair) Recognition by the White House Conference of Public/Private Partnerships.

1986 Twenty Year Award, Environmental Improvement on behalf of the Friends of Bellaire Parks (Vice President and Design Consultant), AIA Houston, Gulf Coast Section of Landscape Architects, Municipal Art Commission

Selected Publications & Presentations

Presented “The Future of Practice” at the 2007 15th Annual Building Communities Conference, Innovation through Inspiration, with Andrew Vernooy and graduate students Scott Gorenc and Brian Liska.  The presentation was organized around a world café. Sept. 27, 2007.

Abstract “Architectural Holism in Facilities Planning: Medville as an Exemplary Model” co-authored with Dr. John Aure Buesseler, M.D. was published in Book of Abstracts, IPSI—2005 Spain,  page 10, International Conference on Advances in the Internet, Processing, Systems and Interdisciplinary Research.

Presented “Architectural Holism in Facilities Planning: Medville as an Exemplary Model” co-authored with Dr. John Aure Buesseler, M.D. at the IPSI-2005 conference in Costa Brava, Spain, May 2005.

“Community Information Technology and Economic Development Centers (CITEDC) and Small Business Incubation”, Economic Development Resource Center, Newsletter, Issue 2, lead story, page1. Spring 2004,

“Community Design Studio, TTU College of Architecture”, Economic Development Resource Center, Newsletter, Issue 2, page 4 and 8. Spring 2004.

Presenter at the Outcomes Assessment of Student Learning: Highlighting Assessment Approaches at Texas Tech at the Southwest Collection. June 22, 2004

“The Spirit of Giving…2003 Kitchen Confidential Tour”, Manna, South Plains Food Bank Newsletter, Vol. 6, No.2, Summer 2003, p.2. The Chandler Residence, Driskill * Hill included in kitchen tour, includes photograph.

“Community computer access centers set up around Tulia”, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, , Smith, P. Christine. July 28, 2003.

“College of Architecture provides aid for downtown revitalization in rural communities”, ICASALS Newsletter, Volume 34, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2003, p. 6, 8 & 10.

Panelist at the 2003 ACSA Administrators Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, facilitating a “World Café” on the Globalization and its impact on architectural education. Nov. 2003.

Instructional material; Module Two, Learning by Design, a course offered for classroom teachers for professional continuing education credits through TTU Extended Learning, 2003. (Driskill, Platten, Davis)

Module One, Learning by Design, a course offered for classroom teachers for  professional continuing education credits   through TTU Extended Learning, 2001. (Driskill, Platten, Davis)

What the Best Teachers Do”, TLTC, Texas Tech University, February 25, 2002.

 “Mixed Income Housing Development in Lubbock: Has the Time Come?, A roundtable discussion sponsored by Community and Urban Studies, Texas Tech University, March 1, 2002.

Community Information technology and Economic Development Centers, Driskill, Hill and Fontenot, presented to the Challenges to Design in Community Building Conference of the Association for community Design, June 2001.

Architecture Across the Curriculum: Learning by Design; Driskill, Platten, Davis, Texas Tech University Press, 1998.

Design Review, Presentation at the Old Neighborhoods/New Visions workshop of the Certified Local Governments, Texas Historical Commission, Lubbock, Texas, 1997. David Driskill and Gary Smith, presenters.

Sustainable Transportable Modular Classrooms; Hill, Ngo, Driskill

Presented to the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) 1997 World Congress, Taejon, Korea, by Prof. Huy Ngo. Publication of proceedings forthcoming.

Presented to the Portable Architecture Conference and Symposium 1997, University of Liverpool, Profs. Huy Ngo and Glenn Hill. Publication of proceedings forthcoming.

Sustainable Portable Housing, Cave Cay, Bahamas; Hill, Ngo, Driskill, Arahana

Presented to the Portable Architecture conference and Symposium 1997, University of Liverpool, Profs. Huy Ngo and Glenn Hill. Publication of proceedings forthcoming.

An Opportunity to Play, Vistas, Spring 1997, Texas Tech University, page 24-27, Charles Griffin (article on the Outdoor Learning Environment).

Texas Tech University; David Driskill and Glenn Hill, pages 243-253, Design/Practice Education: Issues at the Intersection, Volume 2, Part 2, Transferable Responses to the Seven Challenges, AIA, Washington D.C., 1994.

Free to Play, Vistas, page 3, Texas Tech University, Myrna Whitehead, Spring 1993 (article and interview on the Outdoor Learning Environment).

Lubbock Picks Winners, Texas Architect 1-2, 1992, S. Williamson, page 15 (photo and copy on Becknell Wholesale Co.).

Report of the AIA Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team for San Angelo, Texas, Standard-Times, insert to February 11, 1992 issue, contributor.

An Optimistic View of Architecture, National Institute for Architectural Education, New York City, page 11, 1991.

Driskill * Hill Architects Constructors

Architect/Constructors for Texas Migrant Council Head Start facilities, Panhandle Region (1996-current). Architect/Constructors for Becknell Wholesale offices/warehouse and the Chandler Residence, Lubbock, Texas.



Urban Design for Downtown Lubbock with the Downtown Redevelopment Committee and the Entertainment Committee.  Client group included Don Caldwell, Jim Bertram,  Don Milam, Dr. Donald Haragan and Delbert McDougal.  Followed up with a study trip to Charlotte NC and Savannah, GA with Dr. Haragan and Delbert McDougal, 2006. 

Texas Tech University Child Development Center, Renovation study of Weeks Hall and Bookstore, $3,000, with Ben Shacklette, 2003

Greenfair Housing Development, Lubbock Housing Authority, $6,000, with Ben Shacklette, 2003

 Zenith Head Start, Texas Tech University CDRC, Dr. Cathy Nathan $1,000, 2000

MLK Development, City of Lubbock Department of Community Development, Todd Steelman, Director. ($2,000).  Economic analysis and design concept for mixed-use development at the intersection of Parkway and MLK Boulevard.

Lyon’s Chapel Baptist Church and School, ($3,000).  Site use, design concepts and establishing the budget for a new facility for Lyon’s Chapel Baptist Church at MLK Boulevard and 24th Street.

Sixth Street Baptist Church ($1,000).  Site use, design concepts and establishing the budget for a new facility for Sixth Street Baptist Church in Brownfield.

“Trailblazers Memorial” ($1500) for the MLK Commemorative Council, Jim Bertram Lake, City of Lubbock.

Collaborative Information Technology Center for Tulia, Texas ($1,950), Southwestern Bell CLEAR project.

 Master Vision for the Animal Rescue Kennels, ($1,500), City of Lubbock.

Large Animal Barn for the Animal Rescue Kennels, ($500), City of Lubbock.

Speak Up” comment boxes for the Student Government Association, Andrew Schoppe, President.

 Therapeutic Child Development Center for Women’s Protective Services

Lubbock Regional Arts Center, program, budget and design concepts with HHPA, NY, 1997.

North University Main Street Project, Todd Steelman, Community Development , City of Lubbock, CDBC funds; PI David Driskill, graduate assistants: Robert Lara, Kreg Robertson, Mark Diaz.,1997.

Community Impact of Bell Dairy Expansion, Bill Murphy, Regional Director, Bell Dairy;  PI David Driskill, graduate assistants: Brett Sumrow and Michael Kawakei, 1997.

North Overton Gateway, North Overton Neighborhood Association, Wal-Mart Foundation funds, 1997, David Driskill, PI.

Grace Christian Fellowship & Child Care Program, Tom Sawyer, Pastor, 1997, David Driskill, PI, graduate assistants Jarrett Buxkemper and Carlo Cantu.

Kiosk for the Buddy Holly Memorabilia, City of Lubbock, Cultural Affairs, 1997, David Driskill, PI, graduate assistant; Clay Odem

Seniors Center for Cochran County Texas, David Driskill, PI, graduate assistants; Myles Kranzel and Chris Forrest.

Supercenter, conversion of Rogers Community Center, Arnett Benson Neighborhood, Todd Steelman, City of Lubbock, Community Development, 1996. David Driskill, PI, assisted by fourth year studio.

Outdoor Learning Environment, Child Development Research Center, Texas Tech University, PI: David Driskill, Jackie Driskill, Cathy Nathan, Bob Weber, RA: Debra Severance, Todd McNall, 1995-ongoing.

Essential Health Care Facility, Jesse Alavardo, Lubbock CDBC funds program and advise, Dr. Joe Bilello, PI, 1996.


Bailey County Senior Citizens, Nancy Kidd, Director, $3,000 with Ben Shacklette, 2002

Plano Transit Village, City of Plano, Frank Turner, City Planner, $3,000, 2001

Downtown Redevelopment for the City of Brownwood, Texas for Halff Associates, $2,500, 2001

Crossroads Housing Dev. Corp., Paul Pryor, Exe. Director, $6,000 with Ben Shacklette, 2001

Haskell County Library, Joan Strickland, Librarian, Haskell, Texas, $1,500, 2001

Youth Center and Library, Merkel, Texas, $1,500, 2001

Muleshoe Healthcare Center Concepts

Silent Wings Museum, Lubbock International Airport

Denver City Main Street Redevelopment, City of Denver City. David Driskill, PI, graduate assistants; Suresh Perera, Brandon Anderson and Jeff Golden, 1997.

Sweetwater Downtown Redevelopment in association with the Texas Art Alliance Dudley Thompson, David Driskill, and Joe Aranha, PI, assisted by fourth year studios.

Olton Strategic Planning, David Driskill, PI.

Junction Strategic Planning, David Driskill, PI

Texas Migrant Council Head Start Facilities and Playgrounds, David Driskill and Glenn Hill, PI, graduate assistant, Danielle Kennedy


Regis Park, Sustainable Industrial Development, 200 acres in Lubbock , Texas Investment Partners LLC (Dominion Real Estate) based in Phoenix, AZ , $3,000, 2007.

Information Technology/Economic Development Center, Tulia, Tx, USDA grant, $20,000, 2004

Big Bend National Park sustainable design (entry station and housing) Glenn Hill, PI

Federal Migrant Task consulting for prototypical care facilities, David Driskill and Glenn Hill, PIs


Cave Cay Development, Bahamas, sustainable design Glenn Hill, David Driskill, Huy Ngo and Joe Aranha, PI