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Nathaniel Belcher
Professor, Tenured
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Department of Architecture
230 Stuckeman
814.863.7358

Nathaniel Quincy Belcher is a Professor of Architecture at Pennsylvania State University. He is a recipient of grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Graham Foundation, and other notable foundations and research entities. He was educated at Virginia Tech and Harvard University and holds both bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture. His work has been exhibited and published on many publications including Sites of Memory from Princeton Architectural Press, HarlemWorlds: Metropolis as metaphor exhibition/publication through the Studio Museum in New York City and most recently in the 2004 Arcilab exhibition in Orleans France.

He has worked to establish an independent, research-based program dedicated to the development of critical theoretical ideas and the production/ documentation of objects/environments that recognize marginalized influences on architecture and its related disciplines. He has a special interest in influences of modernism on “emerging context” and vice versa. He is a licensed architect and a licensed interior designer.

Education

  • 1988 Bachelor of Architecture., VPI (VA TECH), Architecture
  • 1992 Master of Architecture, Harvard University, Architecture

Research

Belcher’s research and teaching specialization includes architecture, urbanism, artifacts and culture.

He has worked to establish an independent, research-based project dedicated to the development of critical theoretical ideas and the production/documentation of objects/environments that recognize marginalized influences on architecture and its related disciplines.

Service

  • Designing Futures Foundation, Advisory Board CHAD Philadelphia, Spring 2013 
  • Penn State Philadelphia Extension Board, Spring 2013
  • Director, National Architectural Accreditation Board (2011-2014)
  • NAAB Candidacy Visit, Bowling Green University Spring 2012
  • NAAB Eligibility Visit, Lebanese American University Spring 2012
  • Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Alumni Council (2011-2014)
  • Membership in the American Institute of Architects 1999 – Present
  • Design Futures Council, Design Intelligence, Leadership Summit 2013 +v2011 Architectural Advisor and Board Member, Little Haiti Housing Association, Miami, Florida
  • American Institute of Architects: Intern Development Program Advisory Committee (IDPAC)  (2008- 2010)

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photo of Nathaniel Belcher's work
photo of Nathaniel Belcher's work