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A lecture and live Q+A discussion with Nathaniel Belcher and Stephen Slaughter
June 3, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us on Thursday, June 3rd, 6:00 to 7:30 PDT for a lecture and live Q+A discussion with Nathaniel Belcher and Stephen Slaughter
Formerly of PHAT
In collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design
Lecture is Free and Open to the Public
Nathaniel Belcher and Stephen Slaughter
Concurrent to practice, and borne out of the desire to challenge prevailing architectural orthodoxy, Stephen Slaughter and Nathaniel Belcher co-founded PHAT, a four-person, multi-disciplinary design collaborative that pursued work that questioned the role of race and identity in architecture and has shown in venues throughout the world including the Studio Museum in Harlem, the National Gallery of Victoria, Architecture Center in New York, and the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain’s young Architects Exhibition in Orléans.
Nathaniel Quincy Belcher is Head of School and Professor of Architecture for the School of Design and the Built Environment at Curtin University appointed in 2020. He is a recipient of grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Graham Foundation, and other notable foundations and research entities. Educated at Virginia Tech and Harvard University, Mr. Belcher holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture. He served two-term on the Advisory board for the Graduate School of Design at Harvard and was on national boards for the American Institute of Architects, National Council of Architectural Registration Board as and the Executive Board for the Association of Collegiate School of Architecture, where he served at treasurer. His work has been exhibited and published in many publications including Sites of Memory from Princeton Architectural Press, HarlemWorlds: Metropolis as a metaphor exhibition/ publication through the Studio Museum in New York City and in the Archilab exhibition in Orleans France.
After receiving a Master of Architecture from The Ohio State University, and initiating his career in Thom Mayne’s studio, Morphosis, Stephen Slaughter has worked in close collaboration with a number of highly respected and influential artists and architects, including Wes Jones of Jones, Partners: Architecture, Gary Bates and Gro Bonesmo of Space Group, and artists Edgar Arceneaux, and Tanya Aguiniga while in Los Angeles, with the Watts House Project. As a twenty-year practicing professional Slaughter’s experience spans from presiding over the rollout of retail boutiques, residences, and restaurants to managing large-scale institutional projects. For the past 15 years, along with practicing and producing work for exhibitions, Slaughter has taught in a variety of academic institutions such as SCI-Arc, and Woodbury University in Los Angeles, and the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Kentucky while living in Ohio. Inclusive of the many boards, committees, and non-profit arts organizations, he has chaired, Slaughter additionally served as designer, project manager, and inaugural board member for the Watts House Project, a not-for-profit, art-based neighborhood redevelopment organization that leveraged arts programming and architectural rehabilitation for the purpose of creative placemaking.
Introduced and moderated by Stephen Phillips, AIA, PhD, Principal of Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS) and professor, director, Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo)
Photos (Left to Right): Image of Nathaniel Belcher and Stephen Slaughter; Image of Curtin University School of Design and the Built Environment (2021); Image of Findlay Market Bag Kiosks (2016).