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David Merlin


ARCH 4335/6335 - Computational Design

ARCH 4512/6512 - Professional Concerns II


David Merlin is a registered architect who received his Master of Architecture from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University with Cum Laude distinction in Economics. David’s interests span between professional practice and academic research as he is a principal at One to One Design. 

David’s research focuses on the relationship between design technology, information, and fabrication. Applications of this research include building information modeling, parametric modeling, and digital fabrication. This translates into practice through BIM implementation, project consulting, production, and support to AEC clients. 

Prior to joining the faculty at Tulane, David held the position of Project Designer at Trahan Architects where he co-lead the implementation of digital production processes while working on the Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame, renovations and enhancements to the Louisiana Superdome, and the Owensboro-Davies County Convention Center. He also worked with Laurel Porcari as an artist assistant supporting the design, fabrication, and installation of architectural art glass.