Dr. Snyder I. David


Dr. Snyder is a graduate of Columbia University in the City of New York with a bachelor’s degree in Art History. He completed his master’s degree in architecture at Yale University, School of Architecture in 1991 and subsequently worked in a number of architectural firms in New York and Tel Aviv as well as on his own as an independent architect.

Dr. Snyder completed his doctoral studies at Princeton University in the history and theory of architecture and urbanism under the direction of Professor M. Christine Boyer with a focus on urban, architectural and cultural historical questions in the modern era, particularly in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.  

He was a Fulbright Fellow at the Warsaw Polytechnic (1992-93) and the recipient of an Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in interdisciplinary studies at Washington University in St. Louis (2005-07). His work has been exhibited at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. (1990), the Venice Biennale (1991) and the Museum of American Folk Arts (1996).

Dr Snyder’s publications include:

  • "Spaces between the Hills" (with Stella Betts and David Leven) in The Next Jerusalem, Michael Sorkin, ed. (Monacelli:2002);
  • "Playroom" in Cold War Hothouses: Inventing Postwar Culture, from Cockpit to Playboy, Beatriz Colomina et al, eds. (Princeton Architectural Press:2004);
  • "Rhetorics and politics: Polish architectural modernism in the early post-war years" in Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction: Creating the Modern Townscape, John Pendlebury et al, eds. (Routledge:2015).

Dr Snyder began teaching at Shenkar in 2007, has been a visiting lecturer at the Technion, and subsequently a lecturer in the Digital Studies major of the International BA in Liberal Arts program at Tel Aviv University. 

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