J. David Shanks, AIA, LEED® AP


David is a nationally recognized leader in church planning and design. He has gathered a talented team of architects and designers, who together have completed numerous dynamic and growing churches throughout the country. His vision and strategic planning make him elite in his expertise.

David founded Shanks Architects in 2006. An avid sketch artist, David uses his talent to illustrate ideas during the planning phase. His team translates those concepts into thoughtful designs. Utilizing his firm’s strategic and master-planning methodologies, David designs suburban campuses, as well as community facilities to maximize the church’s effectiveness in reaching the surrounding community.

David earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1977. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 1974.

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