School of Architecture

joshua nason

Joshua M. Nason

Assistant Professor of Architecture

Office: ARCH 325, E-mail: nason@uta.edu, Phone: 817.272.2801

BS Arch, Texas Tech University
M Arch Texas Tech University
MBA, Texas Tech University
Post-Professional M arch2, Design and Discourse, Cornell University

Joshua Nason joined UTA as an Assistant Professor in the Fall semester of 2012 after teaching at Texas Tech University. Interested in understanding and designing complex systems, Professor Nason teaches courses in design, urbanism, theory and methods if idea communication.  With a focus on design process and the importance of rigor and design iteration, these courses attempt to explore the relationship between what is designed, how it is conceived, what it means, how it is communicated and how it inevitably affects the contexts and cultures in which it exists.  Joshua also explores such interrelationships, reciprocities and processes as the director of Iterative Studio which he co-founded in 2007.  Recipient of many awards for his work and teaching, Professor Nason received the 2011 Dr. Jones Award for Faculty Excellence.

Educated at Cornell and Texas Tech Universities, Professor Nason emphasizes the importance of his students personally experiencing cities and buildings in order to understand how they operate and develop over time as complex cultural systems.  In accordance with such emphasis, Professor Nason has taken his students to many cities worldwide including Beijing, Chicago, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, Seattle, Shanghai, Seoul and Toronto.  He been invited as a guest, critic or lecturer in several capacities at institutions such as Cornell, Columbia, McGill and the University of Manitoba.  He has lectured in conferences and symposia in Winnipeg, Houston, Lubbock and in the Dallas area.  He has professional experience in both architectural, fabrication and engineering firms.  Professor Nason’s creative work has been exhibited several times including in Beijing, New York and at several locations in Texas.