This blog will be your source of information and guidance for Texas Tech University, College of Architecture Digital Media Class 1 – Spring 2016. This blog will include assignments, software tutorials, readings, important links, and announcements for all students to use. This blog will also have updates to the class calendar and schedule. It is important for all students to constantly check this blog for updates and announcements concerning DM2. This blog will be primary communication device, outside of class, between the coordinator, instructors, and students.


David J. Isern, ARdP, Assoc. AIA
Director of Communications and Outreach
Visiting Assistant Professor
email: david.isern@ttu.edu
Office: rm601A
Office Hrs: By Appointment Only

David J. Isern is currently the Director of Communications and Outreach for Texas Tech University, College of Architecture (CoA TTU). David is also a Visiting Assistant Professor teaching in the NAAB accredited professional program. As Director of Communications and Outreach, David oversees the communications, branding, social networking and the printed and digital media for the CoA. This semester, David will be coordinating Digital Media 2 (ARCH 3341) and teaching the new foundation design studio (ARCH 1301) – Drawing Towards Design.

David holds a Professional Masters in Architecture (M.Arch) with a concentration in Urban Community Design, as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a focus on information systems and social networking. Currently, David’s research looks at low-income housing in Latin America and how these initiatives were able to transform middle and upper class culture and the city. More closely, David has looked at Peruvian housing development from the 60s to the 90s and its impact in the development and fast growth of today’s Peruvian cities. David is an Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects.

Student Graduate Instructor:

Ryan Balhman, Graduate Student
email: ryan.balhman@ttu.edu
Office Hrs: By Appointment

Cinthya Berrocal, Graduate Student
email: cinthya.berrocal@ttu.edu
Office Hrs: By Appointment

Joshua Hafel, Graduate Student
email: joshd.hafel@ttu.edu
Office Hrs: By Appointment

Shakil Shimul, PhD Candidate
email: shakil.shimul@ttu.edu
Office Hrs: By Appointment

James Taylor, Graduate Student
email: james.taylor@ttu.edu
Office Hrs: By Appointment