Nathan King

Lecturer in Architecture

 Nathan King is a designer and lead researcher in the Harvard GSD Design Robotics Group where his investigation involves the development of novel ways of making through strategic process intervention and workflow development. His current research seeks to understand the nature of computer?controlled manufacturing and its relationship to Architecture; with a particular focus on Design Robotics and Additive Manufacturing Technologies. With a background in Art and Art history, Nathan holds Masters Degrees in Architecture and Industrial Design from Virginia Tech and his primary research interests lie at the intersection of the two disciplines. Professionally, Nathan holds the position of Director of Design Research with the MASS Design Group where he collaborates on the development and deployment of innovative building technologies and processes that support the creation of sustainable health care infrastructure in the developing world.  Recently, at the Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design, Nathan developed a Design Robotics Laboratory and was instrumental in the establishment of the Center for Design Research; was selected, in collaboration with University of Innsbruck’s REX|LAB, as a workshop co-chair for the 2014 International Conference on Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design; and is co-author of two forthcoming books on Ceramic Material Systems and Tectonic Machines.