Faculty Talk: Nathan Bishop - Sitings
Friday, March 12, 1pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
Intro by Jenny Wu
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(Photos by Lida Mahabadi)
Nathan Bishop received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Northeastern University and continued his studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he received his Masters in Architecture with Distinction. He has served as full-time faculty and coordinator for the representation curriculum at the Rhode Island School of Design and has taught undergraduate and graduate level design studios and seminars at Northeastern University. At Harvard GSD, Nathan taught in the summer design studio program and helped develop GSD's first year design studio curriculum while a student. Most recently, he has been teaching undergraduate design studios at SCI-Arc.
In parallel with his academic career, Nathan has practiced architecture and urban design on the east and west coasts. After practicing with Boston-based firms such as Machado & Silvetti, Office dA, and Smart Architecture, Nathan started his own firm in 2005 and completed several projects in the Boston area. He moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to work with Koning Eizenberg as a Senior Associate.
He has led design efforts on many competitions, international exhibitions and projects, and several architectural and urban scale projects around the country. Recent notable projects with Koning Eizenberg include a competition and exhibition for the New School for Architecture, Building, and Planning at the University of Melbourne and an exhibition and publication for the Uneternal City Urbanism Beyond Rome at the 2008 Venice Biennale.
Nathan's independent work has been exhibited and published in Image and Meaning at MIT international exhibit and publication, Harvard GSD Studio Works, and RISD Work in Progress among others.
Nathan's work focuses on studying how space relates to social and cultural practices while studying methods of representation in architecture. His work often relies on unconventional methods of representation to view spatial relationships in a way that opens pathways for new architectural and urban possibilities.