David Leven received a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and a Master of Architecture from Yale University. He also studied at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York.
Currently David is a full-time Professor at Parsons the New School for Design. From 2008 – 2011, David was the Director of the Graduate Architecture Program at Parsons. He has also taught at City College’s School of Architecture, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture and Syracuse University’s School of Architecture and has participated on numerous juries including Yale University, Harvard University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, Penn State, Pratt and Southern California Institute of Architecture.
David is a licensed architect in New York and New Jersey.
While at MacDowell, he worked with Stella Betts on the development of "Filter Park," a series of proposals for automated parking garages with air-filtering plants. Leven and Betts' "Filter Park/Chicago" had recently won the Chicago Prize, a New York chapter AIA Award, and an I.D. Annual Design Award.