Master of Architecture, Iowa State University, 2006
Bachelor of Architecture, Iowa State University, 2003
Arch 281 Design Fundamentals Studio 2
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Nora Wendl is Assistant Professor of Architecture in the Department of Architecture at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. Her scholarship and interdisciplinary practice take up the question of "composition" in architecture, seeking to expand the perception of what architecture’s built forms and histories are (and could be). Her work results in "architectural compositions" that exist on a spectrum between the written artifact and the built artifact, aligning architecture and its histories with fiction, poetry, contemporary art, and literature. To that end, Professor Wendl is co-editor, with Isabelle Loring Wallace, of Contemporary Art about Architecture: A Strange Utility (Ashgate, 2013). In 2012, with Michael Allen, she co-organized the international design competition Pruitt Igoe Now. In 2010-2011 she was a resident at the Jack Straw Writers Program, where she completed a body of poetry on the history of the Farnsworth House as recorded by its patron, Edith Farnsworth. Her research has been featured in various publications, national conferences and literary festivals, and her drawings and installations have been exhibited in a variety of galleries and academic venues. Her writing is forthcoming in (Non-)Essential Knowledge for (New) Architecture (306090 Book 15) edited by David L. Hayes, and The Journal of Architectural Education, Issue 66:2 Architecture and Utopia, c. 2016.