John Nastasi is both an architect and a design educator. As principle of his own design-build practice in Hoboken, NJ, John has built a diverse body of work over the past 20 years which is distinguished by consistency of process; a rigorous detailed investigation of real and theoretical issues; and a high level of craftsmanship that accompanies the art of making. Highly impacted by the digital design era, John has been at the forefront of research and implementation of emerging methods for the past decade and his work has been published both nationally and internationally.
John is an alumnus of Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, a recipient of Harvard’s Rice Prize for The Integration of Architecture and Engineering and a 1996 recipient of the Young Architects Award from the Architectural League of New York.
As an educator, John’s research focuses on the immersion of design and engineering tools that inform 21st Century design convergence and is currently working on funded research efforts for both the Department of Energy and Department of Defense.
John founded The Product-Architecture Lab at Stevens Institute of Technology in 2004. The program’s primary objective; to dissolve boundaries in design and engineering in both practice and the academy will be included in an upcoming publication by Birkh user Verlag entitled Designing Design which is due out in early 2012.