Area Head, Technology MDes area group
Robert Gerard Pietrusko is an assistant professor in the departments of Landscape Architecture and Architecture, where his teaching and research focuses on geospatial representation, simulation, narrative + critical cartography, and spatial taxonomies. Pietrusko is also a co-founder of the metaLAB(at)Harvard, where he develops data-rich tools and environments for the communication of scholarly work.
His design work has been exhibited at the MoMA, SFMOMA, The Foundation Cartier, and the Venice Architecture Biennale, among others, and has been featured in Metropolis, Architectural Record, and Domus. In 2011, he was an artist-in-residence at the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany, and at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy, NY.
Prior to joining the junior faculty of the GSD, Pietrusko worked as a designer with Diller Scofidio + Renfro in New York, and held research positions at Parsons Institute for Information Mapping at the New School and at Columbia University’s Spatial Information Design Lab.
Pietrusko holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Synthesis from the Berklee College of Music; a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University; and a Master of Architecture (with distinction) from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.
Stephen Gray, Alex Krieger, Rahul Mehrotra, Sibel Bozdogan and Robert Pietrusko, Lead Faculty
Eve Blau and Julie Buckler, Principal Investigators