Don Faulkner
Professor of Architecture


Courses Taught:

ARCH461 Urban Design

ARCH472 Architectural Design VI

ENVD101 Introduction to Environmental Design

ARCH471 Architectural Design V

Educational Credentials:
B.S.Psychology, University of Utah, 1973

Master of Architecture, University of Utah, 1975


Teaching Experience:

Assistant Professor, North Dakota State University 1988-1994

Associate Professor, North Dakota State University, 1994-2008

Professor, North Dakota State University, 2008–present

Administrative Experience:
NDSU Architecture Program Director – 2000-2001

NDSU College of Engineering and Architecture Associate Dean – 2001-2005


State of Utah
NCARB Certificate Holder


Publications and Creative Activity:

Introduction to Environmental Design, 2nd Edition, (Kendall Hunt, 2011).

Schwert Condominium, 300 Broadway, Fargo, 2011.

Kilbourne Group Downtown Fargo Development Competition, 2011, People's Choice Award Near North Neighborhood Vision, Grand Forks, ND, 2009
Fargo Growth Plan, 2009
Reimagining Downtown Grand Forks, 1998, NDAIA Special Award Chicago Tribune

International Competition for Public Housing, 1993, Winning Entry


Professional Memberships:
American Institute of Architects


Experience and Qualifications:

Being a licensed architect with a continuing practice in architecture but primarily in planning and urban design, I bring current work and experience to my students. The fourth year studios that I teach involvea tall building in a major urban area and an urban design studio. My urban design lecture course focuses on the processes of urban design, particularly participatory design processes. Almost all of my professional work involves public participation. The depth and breadth of my professional experience also come to be aronmy large introductory lecture class. I believe that it is important to have a senior faculty member teaching beginning students. The strength of our program is based on the educational foundation provided to our youngest students.