From 2005-2009, de Noble led the University of Arkansas architecture department. He also taught at Syracuse University from 1992-1997 and designed projects in Ecuador, upstate New York and Arkansas. He taught for two years in Florence, Italy, returning to Arkansas in 1997 to join the University of Arkansas faculty and open his firm, denoblearchitecture P.A., now called deMX architecture P.A. While at the University of Arkansas, de Noble again taught in Italy, Rome and spent numerous summers teaching in Mexico City. In 2015, de Noble was recognized by Ingram’s Magazine as an “Icon of Education”.
He has served as a principal with denoblearchitecture and deMx architecture, which focus on housing combining the socially liberating potency of modernism with the intuitive rationality of vernacular building to generate regionally specific responses to built form and site.
De Noble is active in the profession, in the community and is an outspoken advocate of the design and construction industry. He was appointed by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to the State Building Advisory Commission. He is university liaison to the Kansas chapter of the American Institute of Architects' board of directors. He previously served on the board of directors of the Arkansas chapter of the American Institute of Architects and as chair of the northwest Arkansas section of the American Institute of Architects in 2004. Recently he has served as a consultant for the review of the architecture program at Florida International University, the graduate program in architecture at the University of Utah, and served on an LAAB accreditation review of the landscape architecture program at California Polytechnic University-San Luis Obispo and as a panelist on Library Journals' Landmark Libraries' Competition.
Born and raised in Little Rock, de Noble earned a bachelor of science in architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1986 and a master of architecture from Syracuse University in 1992. De Noble maintains his architecture license in the state of New York. He and his wife, Anne de Noble, have three sons.