Michael Beaman

In addition to serving as a visiting critic at RISD, Michael Leighton Beaman is founding principal of Beta-field, co-founding principal at GA Collaborative, associate editor for ii Journal and design and technology writer for Architectural Record. His research and writing focus on the history, discourse and speculative future of technology in architecture and landscape architecture and its implications for design culture, environmental responsibility and socially conscious design practices.

Beaman has been named a MacDowell Fellow, an American Institute of Architects Emerging Practitioner and a University of Virginia Teaching Fellow in Architecture. Prior to his current teaching appointments, he was assistant professor of Architecture at the University of Texas in Austin from 2007–12, and he has taught at Harvard University, North Carolina State University, Northeastern University and Kigali Institute of Science and Technology in Rwanda. He holds a Bachelor in Architecture from North Carolina State University and a Master in Architecture from Harvard University.

  • BARC, Harvard University Graduate School of Design


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