David Hinson

CADC Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research

David Hinson

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Real Estate Development

202 Dudley Commons Phone: (334) 844-5384


Master of Architecture (Post-Professional), University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Architecture, Auburn University
Bachelor of Environmental Design, Auburn University

FAIA, NCARB, Registered Architect in Alabama

David Hinson has been a member of the faculty of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at Auburn University since 1997. His teaching focus includes design studio, lecture courses in professional practice, building technologies, and seminars on leadership and collaborative practice. In 2001, Hinson established the award-winning DESIGNhabitat Program, an ongoing collaboration between Auburn University and Habitat for Humanity that focuses on innovative strategies for affordable housing design and construction. He is the co-author of Designed for Habitat: Collaborations with Habitat for Humanity, published by Routledge in 2012. Prof. Hinson’s efforts in the studio and classroom have earned him regional and national acclaim, including an ACSA Distinguished Professor Award in 2022, the AIA Alabama Gold Medal in 2021, and election to the AIA College of Fellows in 2008. Prof. Hinson was appointed Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Programs for the College of Architecture, Design and Construction in April of 2022. Prof. Hinson is a founding Partner of Hinson + Dagg Architects, LLC. The firm has earned state and national recognition for their innovative design practice based in Auburn, Alabama. Prof. Hinson holds a Master of Architecture (1983) from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Architecture (1982) from Auburn University.

Interest areas in research and practice:
Hinson's research interests include design and innovation in affordable housing and strategies for incorporating enhanced energy performance features into affordable homes. Hinson also has extensive expertise regarding partnerships between design professionals and non-profit housing advocacy organizations. Hinson's professional practice is focussed on residential design.