Nick Bruscia

Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture
Situated Technologies Research Group
Faculty, Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies

Nicholas Bruscia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University at Buffalo. An interest in geometric rigor and organization informs much of his work in alternative applications of industrial materials in experimental structures.  He has over a decade of experience in applied digital design media and his primary role in collaborative projects has focused on the workflow associated with the design and realization of large-scale prototypes.  His work has received several international awards including three Architizer A+ Awards in the +Fabrication and +Materials categories, and Architect’s Newspaper’s Best of Fabrication Award, and has been presented internationally at venues such as the Architectural Association, London; Digital Arts Museum, Berlin; University of Texas at Austin; University of Michigan; and FabCafe, Tokyo.  In addition to CAST, Bruscia is a researcher within the Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotics Technology Community of Excellence (SMART CoE), and director of the recurring Japan Study Abroad summer program.  

Mark Shepard

Associate Professor, Departments of Architecture and Media Study
Situated Technologies Research Group
Director, Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies
Director, Media Arts and Architecture Program (MAAP)

Mark Shepard is an artist, architect and researcher whose work investigates contemporary entanglements of technology and urban life. He is co-editor of the Situated Technologies Pamphlets Series and editor of Sentient City: ubiquitous computing, architecture and the future of urban space, published by MIT Press. He curated Toward the Sentient City, an exhibition organized by the Architectural League of New York that critically explored the evolving relationship between ubiquitous computing and the city through a series of commissioned projects distributed throughout New York City. His work has been presented at museums, galleries and festivals internationally, including the 2012 Venice International Architecture Biennial, the 2011 Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, and the 2009 International Architecture Biennial Rotterdam. His work has been supported by The US Department of Education, The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Creative Capital, and Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, where he was a 2011-2012 Fellow.

Affiliated Faculty

Name

Title

Department

Hadas Steiner

Associate Professor

Department of Architecture

Jason Geisweidt

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Media Study, College of Arts and Science 

Affiliated Students

Name

Role

Department

Jelani Lowe

Research Assistant

Department of Architecture

Leonardo Aranda

Research Assistant

Department of Media Study, College of Arts and Sciences

Tim Noble

Research Assistant

Department of Architecture

William Baptiste

Research Assistant

Department of Architecture

Alumni

Name

Role

Dates

Omar Khan

Co-director, Associate Professor

2005–2020

Jordan Geiger

Assistant Professor

2009–2018

Mahan Mehrvarz

Research Assistant

2014–2016