Douglis Beck

Douglis Beck

Saint Louis, MO, US



I believe in DESIGN as a broad, interdisciplinary endeavor that includes architecture, graphics, objects, decorative arts, and photography. My approach is driven by Charles Eames’ quote, “Design depends largely on constraints.” Design is a process of critical and creative thinking that asks questions and overcomes constraints. My background in architecture allows me to evaluate and advocate for good design in the work of clients and the world at large. I’ve taught art history and design at Webster University, and currently teach in the Graduate School of Architecture at Washington University.


Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Lecturer

Architectural History/Theory, Design Thinking

Aug 2018 - current

Documodern, Saint Louis, MO, US, Design Principal | Owner

As Design Principal and Owner at Documodern, I am responsible for creative thinking and strategic planning, as well as the day-to-day operations typical of a small design practice.

Dec 2017 - current


Washington University in St. Louis, MArch, Architecture

Aug 1996 - May 2000

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