Information

Toronto

11 Cavalry Trail
Markham, ON
L3R 9H1 Canada

San Francisco

2830 20th Street, #208
San Francisco, CA, 94110

The Open Workshop is a multidisciplinary design workshop focused on critically re-examining the concept of an open work, first posited by Umberto Eco in 1962. With expertise ranging from architecture to urban design, The Open Workshop uses a multidisciplinary approach to provide innovative, project-specific design solutions. Recognized for its design-research, the office has a record of complex projects that engage multiple systems and stakeholders.

The office has garnered recognition through international competitions, exhibitions, and publications that focus on how design-research can renegotiate the relationship between architecture and its environment. The firm’s approach relies on transcalar design techniques that find opportunities to holistically integrate environmental, political, economic and social factors. The Open Workshop is a licensed architectural practice in the State of California, USA and the Province of Ontario, Canada (OAA).

Leadership

Neeraj Bhatia
Founding Principal

Cesar A. Lopez
Associate + Representation Lead

Bios

NEERAJ BHATIA is a licensed architect and urban designer whose work resides at the intersection of politics and architecture. Neeraj is founder of THE OPEN WORKSHOP, a transcalar design-research office examining the negotiation between architecture, territory, and collectivity. Select distinctions include the Architectural League Young Architects Prize, Emerging Leaders Award from Design Intelligence, and the Canadian Prix de Rome. He is an Associate Professor at the California College of the Arts where he also Directs the urbanism research lab, the Urban Works Agency. Bhatia has also held teaching positions at UC Berkeley (as the visiting Esherick Professor), UT Arlington (as the visiting Ralph Hawkins Professor), Cornell University, Rice University (As the Wortham Fellow), and the University of Toronto. He is co-editor of books Bracket [Takes Action], The Petropolis of Tomorrow, Bracket [Goes Soft], Arium: Weather + Architecture, and co-author of Pamphlet Architecture 30: Coupling — Strategies for Infrastructural Opportunism and New Investigations in Collective Form. Neeraj has a Master degree in Architecture and Urbanism from MIT where he was studying on a Fulbright Fellowship, and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies and Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Waterloo.

CESAR A. LOPEZ is a design researcher who draws from his experiences growing up in the United States-Mexico border region to explore the entanglements between architecture, territory, and the politics that dictate them. Cesar is an associate and representation lead at THE OPEN WORKSHOP, where his primary focus is developing the office's representational project, which aims to frame collateral populations and environments that often go unheard in the discipline. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico, School of Architecture + Planning, where he teaches studios on territorial typologies and seminars on representation as a political tool. Cesar taught architectural design studios, representation courses, and workshops at the California College of the Arts (CCA) and the University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design. In 2018, he participated in the Resilience by Design - Bay Area Challenge as the Resilient Design Research Fellow. His writings, drawings, and research have been published in Bracket [Takes Action], Pidgin, Momentum Magazine, Places Journal, and the Art Journal. Cesar received his Master in Architecture from the California College of the Arts (CCA) and a Bachelor of Science of Architecture from Texas Tech University, College of Architecture in El Paso.

Current Team

Haifa Al-Gwaiz, Kayla Bien, Shawn Komlos

Previous Team

Caleb Bentley, Rafael Berges, Andrew Bertics, Tracy Bremer, Mary Casper, Jared Clifton, Carly Dean, Ian Erickson, Zack Glennon, Clare Hacko, Alicia Hergenroeder, Anesta Iwan, Jeremy Jacinth, Hannah Jane Kim, Brian Lee, Douglas Lee, Mikaela Leo, Liz Lessig, Bella Mang, Shirin Monshipouri, Jonathan Negron, Bomin Park, Sonia Ramundi, Katharina Sauermann, Sayer Al Sayer, Blake Stevenson, Fei-Ling Tseng, Laura Williams, Shuang Yan, De Peter Yi, and Wei Zhao.


Collaborators

Pier Vittorio Aureli / DOGMA, Mark Baechler, Inaqui Carnicero / RICA Studio, Lorena Del Rio / RICA Studio, Alexander D'Hooghe / Organization for Permanent Modernity, Reto Geiser / MG&Co., Christoph Hesse / Christoph Hesse Architects, Richard Hindle, Karen Kubey, Jürgen Mayer H. / J. Mayer H. Architecture, Noemi Mollet / MG&Co., Maya Przybylski / InfraNet Lab, Christopher Roach/ Studio VARA, Mauricio Soto / Studio-LD, Antje Steinmuller, Surface Design Inc.

Events

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Texas Tech on “Solidarity through Commoning”

    November 8, 2021

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Charlotte Malterre-Barthes and Mason White to discuss Taking Action at the After Hope Symposium

    November 5, 2021

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Brigitte Shim, Annie Lebel, and Alison Brooks for the jury of the Canadian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

    2021

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at the AA City as a Project Series on “Collective Living as a Way of Life”

    October 20, 2021

  • The Center Won’t Hold: Decentering the Commune into Networks of Care opens at the Chicago Architecture Biennial

    September 17 – December 18 2021

    The Center Won’t Hold: Decentering the Commune into Networks of Care opens at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, The Available City, David Brown (curator), Chicago, IL, USA. On the theme of THE AVAILABLE CITY. Curated by David Brown, the Biennial will explore some of the 10,000 city-owned vacant sites in Chicago. Our Proposal, “The Center Won’t Hold” explores Decentering the Commune into a network of institutions.

  • Neeraj Bhatia serves as an Advocate for the JAE Fellows, supporting BIPOC fellowship.

    2021

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Columbia GSAPP — Entanglements Studio on Commoning Domestic Space.

    June 9, 2021

  • Staking the Land opens at the Venice Biennale of Architecture — Kuwait Pavilion, SPACEWARS

    May 23 – November 29, 2021

    Staking the Land opens at the Venice Biennale of Architecture — Kuwait Pavilion, SPACEWARS, Asaiel Al Saeed, Aseel Al Yaqoub, Saphiya Abu Al-Maati, Yousef Awaad (curator).

  • LUNA opens at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, Future Assembly

    May 23 – November 29, 2021

    LUNA opens at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, Future Assembly, Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann (curator).

  • Commoning Domestic Space opens at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, How Will We Live Together?, Hashim Sarkis (curator), Venice, Italy.

    May 23 – November 29, 2021

    A series of differential grids organize collective life, private rooms, and objects. Collective life is parsed into vectors of domestic labor, immaterial labor, and recreation. By overlaying ordered systems of differential frequencies, a novel form of diversity is produced.

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Syracuse University on Collective Form/Forums.

    March 30, 2021

  • Cesar A. Lopez lectures at Syracuse University for lecture seminar on the US-Mexico Border

    March 27, 2021

  • Neeraj Bhatia and Cesar A. Lopez join ACSA Conference for panel discussion on Design Process and Methods

    March 25, 2021

    Neeraj Bhatia and Cesar Lopez join ACSA Conference for panel discussion on Design Process and Methods with Grant Alford, Bruce Wrightsman, Michael Hughes, Maria Gonzalez, Aranguren, Felipe Mesa, Online.

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Harvard GSD for panel discussion on Harvard Design Magazine #48 Launch Event

    March 23, 2021

    Neeraj Bhatia joins Harvard GSD for panel discussion on Harvard Design Magazine #48 Launch Event with Mark Lee, Florencia Rodriguez, Paul Andersen, Maite Borjabad, Marc Norman, Cambridge, MA, USA.

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Harvard GSD/ ETHZ for panel discussion on Urbanism as Material Accumulation—Oil Spaces

    March 15, 2021

    Neeraj Bhatia joins Harvard GSD/ ETHZ for panel discussion on Urbanism as Material Accumulation—Oil Spaces with Carola Hein, and moderators Carlotte Malterre Barthes and Milica Topalovic, Online.

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins AIA Arizona Associates Conference for panel discussion on The Intersection: Research, Technology, and Academia

    February 26, 2021

    Neeraj Bhatia joins AIA Arizona Associates Conference for panel discussion on The Intersection: Research, Technology, and Academia with Elizabeth Galvez, Tsz Yan Ng, Online.

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Harvard GSD, Landscape Architecture Dept on Collective Form and Commoning, Cambridge, MA.

    February 22, 2021

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins University of Virginia for panel discussion on Projecting Fellows­—Infrastructures & Ecologies

    January 26, 2021

    Neeraj Bhatia joins University of Virginia for panel discussion on Projecting Fellows­—Infrastructures & Ecologies with Priyanka Bista, José Ibarra, Zannah Matson, Galen Pardee; and moderates with Felipe Correa, Online.

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins David Ireland House for panel discussion on INTENT with Felipe Dulzaides, Infraestudio, Steven Huegli, Greta Medina, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    December 8, 2020

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins CCA for panel discussion on Urbanism Beyond Corona with the Moderator of Power panel and introduces Keynote Speaker Giovanna Borasi, Online.

    November 16, 2020

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins CCA / University of Toronto for panel discussion on Bracket Takes Action

    November 11, 2020

    Neeraj Bhatia joins CCA / University of Toronto for panel discussion on Bracket Takes Action —Session 3: InAction / RetroAction with Mason White, Ersela Kripa, Stephen Mueller, David Eugin Moon, Lucía Jalón Oyarzun, Jill Desimini, Online.

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at American University of Beirut on Reformatting the Territory, Beirut, Lebanon.

    November 5, 2020

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins the Board of Directors for the Architecture Lobby.

    2020

  • Neeraj Bhatia and Cesar A. Lopez join CCA / University of Toronto for panel discussion on Bracket Takes Action

    October 7, 2020

    Neeraj Bhatia and Cesar Lopez join CCA / University of Toronto for panel discussion on Bracket Takes Action —Session 2: InterAction / FAction with Mason White, Albert Pope, Lori Brown, Samaa Elimam, Online.

  • Neeraj Bhatia organizes panel discussion at CCA on Commoning Practices as Acts of Resistance

    September 28, 2020

    Neeraj Bhatia organizes panel discussion at CCA on Commoning Practices as Acts of Resistance with Antje Steinmuller, Stefan Gruber, Robyn C. Spencer, Stavros Stavrides, Georgeen Theodore, San Francisco, CA, USA.

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Harvard GSD, Landscape Practices Series on Agency and the Design of the Alternate Praxis, Cambridge, MA.

    September 25, 2020

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins CCA / University of Toronto for panel discussion on Bracket Takes Action

    September 16, 2020

    Neeraj Bhatia joins CCA / University of Toronto for panel discussion on Bracket Takes Action —Session 1: CounterAction/ ReAction with Mason White, Kees Lokman, Lindsay Harkema, Christopher Roach, Azadeh Zaferani, Online.

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins CCA / University of Toronto for panel discussion on Bracket Takes Action

    August 4, 2020

    Neeraj Bhatia joins CCA / University of Toronto for panel discussion on Bracket Takes Action with Mason White, Belinda Tato, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Online.

  • Neeraj Bhatia and Antje Steinmuller deliver Keynote Lecture at Architectural Association Visiting School, “UTOPIAA” on Commoning Domestic Space, London, UK.

    July 25, 2020

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Architectural Association for panel discussion on Agency of the Architectural Publication

    July 21, 2020

    Neeraj Bhatia joins Architectural Association for panel discussion on Agency of the Architectural Publication with Mason White, Mimi Zeiger, Ethel Baraona Pohl, Margarida Waco, Aoi Phillips, Marwa El Mubark, Online.

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Architectural Association—Summer School on Collective Form, London, UK.

    July 21, 2020

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at UC Berkeley, DISC Keynote Lecture on Designing at XXL, Berkeley, CA, USA.

    July 14, 2020

  • Neeraj Bhatia teaches a workshop as Visiting Professor at the Architectural Association on the theme of Taking Action, 2020.

    July 9–July 23, 2020

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Cooper Union on New Investigations in Collective Form with Peggy Deamer, Keith Krumwiede; Moderated by Nora Akawi, New York, NY, USA.

    April 28, 2020

  • Environment as Politics opens at the University of Colorado, Denver, Drawing Im/Proper, Kevin Hirth, Anca Matyiku (curator), Denver, Colorado.

    March 06 – March 30, 2020

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Harvard GSD, Landscape Architecture Dept on New Investigations in Collective Form, Cambridge, MA, USA.

    February 18, 2020

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Architectural Association on New Investigations in Collective Form, London, UK.

    December 9, 2019

    Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Architectural Association on New Investigations in Collective Form with Eva Franch, Hamed Khosravi, Platon Issaias, Maria Giudici, London, UK.

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at University of Illinois Chicago on New Investigations in Collective Form, Chicago, IL.

    November 13, 2019

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Rice University, Main Lecture Series on New Investigations in Collective Form, Houston, TX.

    November 7, 2019

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins DDP, Seoul Biennale for panel discussion on Collective Infrastructures, Seoul, Korea.

    September 8, 2019

    Neeraj Bhatia joins DDP, Seoul Biennale for panel discussion on Collective Infrastructures with Joshua Nason, Carla Aramouny, Erik L’Heureux; and moderators Sanki Choe, Rafael Luna, Patrick Weber, Seoul, Korea.

  • A Seat at the Table opens at the YBCA Triennale, Bay Area Now 8, Janette Kim, Antje Steinmuller (collaborators)

    September 07 – March 24 2019

    A Seat at the Table opens at the YBCA Triennale, Bay Area Now 8, Janette Kim, Antje Steinmuller (collaborators), Susie Kantor, Martin Stickland, Lucia Sanroman (curator), San Francisco, CA, USA.

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins DDP, Seoul Biennale for panel discussion on The Collective City, Thematic Symposium

    September 5, 2019

    Neeraj Bhatia joins DDP, Seoul Biennale for panel discussion on The Collective City, Thematic Symposium with Panel: Neeraj Bhatia, Eunkyung Lee (EMA Architects), Francois Chas & Nicolas Guerin (NP2F), Pedro Henrique de Cristo (moderator), Seoul, Korea.

  • Re-Assembling the Archive opens at the Seoul Architecture and Urbanism Biennale, The Collective City, Francisco Sanin & Beth Hughes (curator), Seoul, Korea.

    September 04 – November 2019

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins AIA San Francisco, Closing Remarks for panel discussion on NEXT/GEN ARCHITECTURE, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    June 28, 2019

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Columbia University, GSAPP, AAD Lecture Series on New Investigations in Collective Form.

    June 5, 2019

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Yale University / Norman Foster Foundation on The Politics of the Archive, Online.

    May 28, 2019

  • Territorial City opens at the Milano Architecture Week, Machine(s) of Loving Grace

    May 21 – May 26, 2019

    Territorial City opens at the Milano Architecture Week, Machine(s) of Loving Grace, Francesca Luci, Margherita Marri, Andrea Mologni, Luigi Savio (curator), Milan, Italy.

  • Life along the Conduit during the Anthropocene opens at the Banvard Gallery, Ohio State University, Fulfilled, Ashley Bigham (curator), Columbus, Ohio, USA.

    May 21 – May 26, 2019

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Archinect Outpost for panel discussion on New Investigations in Collective Form, Los Angeles CA.

    April 26, 2019

    Neeraj Bhatia joins Archinect Outpost for panel discussion on New Investigations in Collective Form with Jimenez Lai, Noémie Despland-Lichtert, Keith Krumwiede, Los Angeles CA.

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins California College of the Arts for panel discussion on New Investigations in Collective Form with Keith Krumwiede, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    April 22, 2019

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at University of Texas, Arlington, Ralph Hawkins Endowed Lecture, Main Lecture Series on Reformatting the Territory, Arlington, TX.

    April 19, 2019

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins MIT as moderator for panel discussion on Turning Points in Architecture, Design, and Research

    April 13, 2019

    Neeraj Bhatia joins MIT as moderator for panel discussion on Turning Points in Architecture, Design, and Research with John Fernandez, Rania Ghosn, Caroline Jones, Sheila Kennedy, Gediminas Urbonas, Cambridge, MA, USA.

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Bisnow Bay Area Architecture and Design for panel discussion on The Future of Cities

    March 20, 2019

    Neeraj Bhatia joins Bisnow Bay Area Architecture and Design for panel discussion on The Future of Cities with Michael Orr, Nataly Gattegno, Forth Bagley, Greg Johnson, San Francisco, CA.

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at UNAM on Architecture, Infrastructure & Environment, Mexico City, Mexico.

    January 15, 2019

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins UNAM for panel discussion on Formatting the Territory

    January 11, 2019

    Neeraj Bhatia joins UNAM for panel discussion on Formatting the Territory with Michelle Meza, Claudia Ortiz, Amy Lerner, Diego Ricalde, Inaki Echeverria, Santiago Moto, Elena Tudela (moderator), Mexico City, Mexico.

  • Neeraj Bhatia named Ralph Hawkins Endowed Visiting Professor at University of Texas, Arlington, College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs for 2019, Courses taught: Advanced Studio, ‘The Territorial City’.

    2019

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at AHO, Landscape Architecture Lecture Series on Territorial Formats, Norway, Oslo.

    November 22, 2018

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Pacific Felt Factory for panel discussion on Public Life: Sculpture, Architecture and Public Space with Joao Dias, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    November 19, 2018

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Esherick Endowed Lecture, Main Lecture Series, University of California, Berkeley on Territory and Form, Berkeley, CA.

    November 7, 2018

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Phyllis Lambert Seminar, organized by Alessandra Ponte, Université de Montréal on Rendering Legible, Montréal, QC.

    November 3, 2018

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins the Editorial Board for the Journal of Architectural Education.

    2018

  • Depth of Fields House opens at Yale University, Adjacencies, Nate Hume (curator), New Haven, CT.

    September 03 – November 12, 2018

  • Neeraj Bhatia holds lecture and discussion with Florian Idenburg (SO-IL) on Architecture and the Open Work. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    July 12, 2018

    Neeraj Bhatia holds lecture and discussion with Florian Idenburg (SO-IL) on Architecture and the Open Work. Moderator: Dora Epstein Jones, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA.

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins 2018 ACSA/COAM International Conference, New Instrumentalities, for panel discussion on Inequality—People and Capital Flows, Madrid, Spain.

    June 14 – 16, 2018

  • Cesar A. Lopez participates in a panel discussing on Immigration, Border Walls, and Labor at the Venice Biennial

    June 04, 2018

  • Neeraj Bhatia (moderator) and Cesar Lopez join SPUR for panel discussion on The Border Wall: Immigration and Construction with Carlos Martin, Mabel Wilson, San Francisco, CA.

    May 15, 2018

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Texas Tech University on Territorial Design, Lubbock, TX, USA.

    April 16, 2018

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Columbia University GSAPP on Architecture + Environment, New York, NY, USA.

    March 21, 2018

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on New Investigations in Collective Form, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    March 9, 2018

  • New Investigations in Collective Form opens at the YBCA, Part of the City Initiative Series (2nd Floor Main Gallery), Solo Show (Various projects of The Open Workshop), Lucia Sanroman (curator), San Francisco, CA, USA.

    March 09 – July 29, 2018

  • Dredgescaping Toledo opens at University of Waterloo, Riverside Gallery, Questioning the Canon, Anne Bordeleau (curator), Cambridge, ON, Canada.

    Feb 05 – April 18 2018

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at University of Texas San Antonio on Commoning, San Antonio, TX, USA.

    January 29, 2018

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins SPUR for panel discussion on Sharing Cities with Neal Gorenflo, Rani Langer-Croager, Yassi Eskandari-Qajar, Arno Hesse, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    January 24, 2018

  • Scaffoldia & Varna Library and Public Archive opens at Druker Design Gallery, Harvard GSD, Inscriptions, K. Michael Hays & Andrew Holder (curator), Cambridge, MA, USA.

    January 23 – March 11 2018

  • Neeraj Bhatia named Endowed Visiting Esherick Professor at University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design for 2018

    2018

    Neeraj Bhatia named Endowed Visiting Esherick Professor at University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design for 2018, Courses taught: M. Arch II. ‘The Form of Labor’.

  • Urbanism From Within opens at Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/ Architecture, Designing Affordability, Marc Norman (curator), Shenzhen, China.

    December 12 2017 – March 15 2018

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures on Reformatting the Frontier with Teresa Gali Izard, University of Waterloo, Cambridge, ON, Canada.

    November 13, 2017

    Neeraj Bhatia lectures on Reformatting the Frontier with Teresa Gali Izard (Followed by moderated discussion by Jane Hutton), Main Lecture Series, University of Waterloo, Cambridge, ON, Canada.

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Alex Bozikovik, Siamak Hariri, Therese Leblanc, Brigitte Shim for the Ontario Association of Architect: Design Excellence and Governors General Award Jury

    2017

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Alissa North, Dagnija Smilga, Dinu Bumbaru, Jack Self, Jason Hilgefort, Liam Young, Lola Sheppard, Marc Ryan, Zoe Coombes for the Future Legacy Competition Jury

    2017

  • Neeraj Bhatia (moderator) joins CCA / Resilient by Design for panel discussion on Housing Resilience with Laura Foote Clark, Carol Galante, Tomiquia Moss, Geeta Rao, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    November 1, 2017

  • Petropolis of Tomorrow opens at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, The World in our Eyes, FIG Projects (curator), Lisbon, Portugal.

    October 06 — January 15, 2017

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Piero Patri Lecture, SPUR on Mitigating Displacement, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    September 26, 2017

  • Dredgescaping Toledo opens at niversity of Michigan’s Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape, and the Postnatural

    September 25 – October 19 2017

    Dredgescaping Toledo opens at niversity of Michigan’s Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape, and the Postnatural, Chris Perry, Cathryn Dwyre, David Salomon, Kathy Velikov (curator), Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

  • Basic Elements of the Room opens at CAMPO, Everything Out the Door, Maria Giudici & Matteo Costanzo (curator), Rome, Italy.

    September 15 – November 01 2017

  • At Home Together opens at the Seoul Architecture and Urbanism Biennale, Imminent Commons, Antje Steinmuller (project collaborator), Alejandro Zaera Polo & Hyungmin Pai (curator), Seoul, Korea.

    September 02 – November 05, 2017

  • Environment as Politics opens at WUHO Gallery, Drawing Codes, Adam Marcus & Andrew Kudless (curator), Los Angeles, CA, USA.

    July 08 – August 20, 2017

  • Neeraj Bhatia and Christoph Hesse lecture at the KulturBahnhof, Documenta14 / Experimenta Urbana on Ways of Life, Kassel, Germany.

    July 5, 2017

  • Ways of Life opens at the Experimenta Urbana / Documenta14, Neeraj Bhatia & Christophe Hesse (curator), Kassel, Germany.

    July 05 – August 30, 2017

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Soongsil University on The Open Work, Seoul, Korea.

    May 25, 2017

  • Urbanism From Within opens at the Swing Gallery & Seoul City Hall, A Tale of Two Cities, Seoul, Korea.

    May 05 — May 17 2017

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Temple University on Territory and Design, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

    April 13, 2017

  • The Open Work opens at the Temple University, Tyler School of Art, Various projects exhibited, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

    April 13 — May 02, 2017

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at the Humanities Department (3CT Phd Program), University of Chicago on Climate as a Cultural Project—The Role of Infrastructure, Chicago, IL, USA.

    April 11, 2017

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins StoreFrontLab for panel discussion on Frameworks with Brian Price & Neyran Turan, Malleable Monument series, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    April 4, 2017

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins StoreFrontLab for panel discussion on Living Archive with Rick Prelinger & Jenny Odell, Malleable Monument series, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    March 21, 2017

  • Malleable Monuments opens at the StoreFrontLab, Solo show, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    March 16 – April 06, 2017

  • Neeraj Bhatia organizes panel discussion at CCA on Displacement and Land, the Domesticity After Belonging Symposium

    March 10, 2017

    Neeraj Bhatia organizes panel discussion at CCA on Displacement and Land, the Domesticity After Belonging Symposium with Sam Dodge, Chris Herring, Erin McElroy, Tony Sparks, Blake Stevenson, San Francisco, CA, USA.

  • Neeraj Bhatia organizes panel discussion at CCA on Living Together, Communal Living

    February 13, 2017

    Neeraj Bhatia organizes panel discussion at California College of the Arts on Living Together, Communal Living with Pier Vittorio Aureli, Emily Abruzzo, Antje Steinmuller, Eric Rogers, Andrew Herscher, San Francisco, CA, USA.

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at University of Illinois Chicago Humanities Department on The Logistical City, Chicago, IL, USA.

    February 7, 2017

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins California College of the Arts for panel discussion on Drawing Territories with Ron Rael, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    January 30, 2017

  • Environment as Politics opens at Hubbel Galleries, Drawing Codes, Adam Marcus & Andrew Kudless (curator), San Francisco, CA, USA.

    January 18 — February 06, 2017

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Faculty of Environmental Studies, University of Calgary on Choreographing the Territory, Calgary, AB, Canada.

    December 7, 2016

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Creative Cities / Arts & Humanities Department, Stanford University on Infrastructure Today, Stanford, CA, USA .

    December 1, 2016

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins California College of the Arts for panel discussion on Variations on a Theme: Intergenerational Perspectives from League Prize Winners

    October 28, 2016

    Neeraj Bhatia joins California College of the Arts for panel discussion on Variations on a Theme: Intergenerational Perspectives from League Prize Winners with Neyran Turan, Clark Thenhaus, Nataly Gattegno, Jason Austin, Brian Price, Lisa Iwamoto, Craig Scott, John Randlop, Bruce Tomb, Peter Pfau. Moderated by Anne Rieselbach and Jonathan Massey, San Francisco, CA, USA.

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Market Street Prototyping Festival for panel discussion on Unsolicited Work with Chip Lord and Curtis Scheireir (Ant Farm), Blaine Berker (Rebar), Simon Sadler, Antje Steinmuller, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    October 8, 2016

  • Invited Letter to Mayor Fernando Medina opens at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 4e, Galeria dos Paços do Concelho

    October 06 – November 25, 2016

    Invited Letter to Mayor Fernando Medina opens at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 4e, Galeria dos Paços do Concelho (initiated by Storefront for Art and Architecture), Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Urbanism From Within opens at Tin Sheds Gallery, Designing Affordability, Marc Norman (curator), Sydney, Australia.

    October 06 — November 18 2016

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins California College of the Arts for panel discussion on Learning from Logistics with Clare Lyster, Scott Paterson, Becky Gillai, Nicholas De Monchaux, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    September 30, 2016

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins California College of the Arts for panel discussion on The Architecture Lobby with Peggy Deamer, Eric Rogers, Jonathan Massey, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    August 4, 2016

  • Neeraj Bhatia (moderator and organizer) joins California College of the Arts for panel discussion on Domestic Affairs #2: Catalyst with Albert Pope, Jonathan Tate, Marc Norman, Renee Chow, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    July 28, 2016

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Invited Keynote Lecture, DISC Lecture Series, University of California Berkeley on Agency and Urbanism, Berkeley, CA, USA.

    July 26, 2016

  • Neeraj Bhatia co-teaches a workshop at California College of the Arts, Summer 333 Studio on the theme of New Investigations in Collective Form with Albert Pope, Rafi Segal, and Peggy Deamer, 2016.

    July 25–August 12, 2016

  • Pier-to-Peer opens at Storefront for Art and Architecture, Sharing Cities, Mamhattanisms, Eva Franch i Gilabert (curator), New York, NY, USA.

    July 15 — September 02, 2016

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins ACSA International Conference: Probing Dis-Global Networks for panel discussion on Situated Creative Machines: Extreme Territories

    June 30, 2016

    Neeraj Bhatia joins ACSA International Conference: Probing Dis-Global Networks for panel discussion on Situated Creative Machines: Extreme Territories with Chris Taylor, Deborah Richmond, Ersela Kripa, Kathy Velikov (moderator), Santiago, Chile.

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Architectural League Prize Lecture, Parsons School of Design on Malleable Monuments, New York, NY, USA.

    June 28, 2016

  • Malleable Monuments opens at Parsons School of Design, Architectural League Prize Exhibition, Anne Rieselbach (curator), New York, NY, USA.

    June 28 — August 01 2016

  • Neeraj Bhatia co-directs a workshop with Richard Hindle at UC Berkeley on the theme of Dredgescaping, 2016, .

    June 12–19, 2016

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Alternative Praxis Lecture Series by Jeffrey Inaba, UCLA on The Open Work, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

    May 23, 2016

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Scales of Environment Lecture Series, Columbia University GSAPP on Reconfiguring the Territory, New York, NY, USA.

    April 6, 2016

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins California College of the Arts for panel discussion on Inequality and Collective Form with Reinhold Martin, Pier Vittorio Aureli, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    February 15, 2016

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins California College of the Arts for panel discussion on Domestic Affairs #1 with Christopher Roach, Kearstin Dischinger, David Baker, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    February 15, 2016

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Storefront Lab for panel discussion on WaterMachines with Christopher Roach, Anthony Acciavatti, Richard Hindle, Jenny Odell, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    November 18, 2015

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins the Board of Directors for the Center for Architecture and Design, San Francisco

    2015

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins ACSA Fall Conference 2015, University of Syracuse for panel discussion on Between the Autonomous and Contingent Object: Performance

    October 9, 2015

    Neeraj Bhatia joins ACSA Fall Conference 2015, University of Syracuse for panel discussion on Between the Autonomous and Contingent Object: Performance with Anya Sirota, David Solomon, Dragana Zoric, Tulay Atak, Lawrence Chua (moderator), Syracuse, NY.

  • Urbanism From Within opens at Center for Architecture New York, Designing Affordability, Marc Norman (curator), New York, NY, USA.

    October 01 2015 – January 16 2016

  • Floating Frontiers opens at FRAC Centre, City as a Vision, Marie-Ange Brayer, Emmanuelle Chiapponne-Piriou, Aurélien Vernant (curator), Orleans, France.

    September 18 – February 22 2015

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at University of California Berkeley on Infrastructure & Choreography, Berkeley, CA, USA.

    September 11, 2015

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at University of Tennessee Knoxville on Infrastructure & Choreography, Knoxville, TN, USA.

    August 24, 2015

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins DredgeFest 2015 for panel discussion on Landscapes of Dredge, Minneapolis, MN.

    August 14, 2015

  • Dredgescaping Toledo opens at University of Minnesota, DredgeFest, Sean Burkholder & Brian Davis (curator), Minneapolis, MN.

    August 14 – August 18 2015

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at UTS on Recon-Figuring Infrastructure, Sydney, Australia.

    July 7, 2015

  • Neeraj Bhatia teaches a workshop at University of Technology Sydney, Australia on the theme of Urban Islands, 2015.

    June 29 – July 11, 2015

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Market Street Prototyping Festival for panel discussion on Grounding Urban Metabolism, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    April 11, 2015

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at PUC-Quito on Recon-Figuring Infrastructure, Quito, Ecuador.

    April 9, 2015

  • Neeraj Bhatia directs a workshop at Universidad Católica, Quito on the theme of Constellation Urbanism: Quito’s Cable-Car Masterplan, 2015.

    April 7 – 10, 2015

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins as Session Chair, ACSA 103rd Annual Meeting for panel discussion on Design Agency by Engaging Industry, Toronto, Canada.

    Mar 19 – 21, 2015

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins SF MoMA; Hosted at SPUR for panel discussion on Resilience and Resistance with Deena Chalabi (curator), San Francisco, CA, USA.

    February 27, 2015

  • Urbanism From Within opens at the SPUR, Solo show, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    February 20 – May 04, 2015

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins SPUR for panel discussion on Diffuse Density with Christopher Roach, Kevin Casey, Marc Norman, Kearstin Dischinger, Jonathan Massey (curator), San Francisco, CA, USA.

    September 23, 2014

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins AIASF, PK. Vol. 57: Home: My San Francisco for panel discussion on Interior Urbanism with Chris Roach, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    September 23, 2014

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Invited Lecture, Main Lecture Series, California College of the Arts on The Open Work, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    September 15, 2014

  • Dredgescaping Toledo, Re-Rigging Air opens at Tecoah Bruce Gallery, Making ( ) that Matters, Mara Holt Skov (curator), San Francisco, CA, USA.

    September 03 – September 24 2014

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Cartography Geomixer, GIS Education Center. Hosted at California College of the Arts for panel discussion on Cartographic Agency with Chris Roach, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    June 19, 2014

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Space 15 Twenty/ H&I for panel discussion on Re/Source with Mary Casper, Curt Gambetta, Roger Sherman, Peter Zellner, Andrew Kovacs (moderator), Los Angeles, CA, USA.

    June 12, 2014

  • Neeraj Bhatia teaches a workshop at California College of the Arts on the theme of Soft Environments with Irene Cheng. Chip Lord and Curtis Schreier (Ant Farm; Advisors), 2014.

    2014

  • Formworks opens at Wattis Gallery, co-designed with Mauricio Soto (curator), San Francisco, CA, USA.

    May 17 – May 21 2014

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins AECOM for panel discussion on Urban is the New Workplace with Andrew Laing, Alexa Arena, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    May 12, 2014

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Chicago Architecture Foundation for panel discussion on Instruments of Urban Production with Alexander Eisenschmidt, Clare Lyster, Lluis Ortega, Antoio Petrov, Christophe Cornubert (moderator), Chicago, IL, USA.

    April 25, 2014

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Rice University for panel discussion on Resource Extraction Urbanism with Mary Casper, Fares el-Dahdah, Stephen Engblom, Christopher Hight, Alida Metcalf, Albert Pope, Neyran Turan, Sarah Whiting (moderator), Houston, TX, USA.

    March 17, 2014

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Storefront for Art & Architecture for panel discussion on Environments of Extraction with Dr. Paul Fennelly, Rob Holmes, and Justin Fowler, New York, NY, USA.

    February 21, 2014

  • Floating Frontiers opens at pinkcomma gallery, Lines in Water, Chris Grimley, Michael Kubo, Mark Pasnik (curator), Boston, MA, USA.

    February 20 – June 15 2014

  • En-Pointe! opens at the Internationale Ausstellung und Preisverleigung, Adaptable City, Amstetten, Austria.

    January 26 – January 30 2014

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Urbanspace/ Swipe Design for panel discussion on Petropolis with Maya Przybylski, Rafico Ruiz, Imre Szeman, Mason White, Toronto, Canada.

    January 10, 2014

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Studio-X NYC for panel discussion on Infrastructural Archipelagoes with Luis Callejas, Mary Casper, Brian Davis, Geoff Manaugh, New York, NY, USA.

    November 25, 2013

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Berkeley College of Environmental Design on Formal Relevance, Berkeley, CA, USA.

    November 20, 2013

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at the Center for Advanced Urbanism Lecture Series, Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Territorial Form/ Forms of Territory, Cambridge, MA, USA.

    October 21, 2013

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins World Architecture Day 2013, Center for Architecture for panel discussion on Building on Water with Koen Olthuis, Brian Kilkelly, New York, NY, USA.

    October 7, 2013

  • Recon-Figure opens at the NYIT Gallery 61, 3C (Comprehensive Coastal Communities) Competition Exhibition of Finalists, ORLI (sponsor)New York, NY, USA.

    October 03 – October 17 2013

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at SAP Conference, XIV Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura de Buenos Aires on The Petropolis of Tomorrow, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    September 26, 2013

  • Floating Frontiers, Oil Endpires opens at the Buenos Aires Biennale, Petropolis, Florencia Rodriguez (curator), Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    September 21 – October 20, 2013

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at University of Minnesota, Dept. of Architecture and Landscape on Soft Territories, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

    September 9, 2013

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Thumbnail event, Figures, Cornell AAP for panel discussion on Figures in a Shifting Environment, Ithaca, NY, USA.

    April 6, 2013

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at California College of the Arts on Territorial Form/ Forms of Territory, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    March 11, 2013

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Rice University on Territorial Form/ Forms of Territory, Houston, TX, USA.

    February 18, 2013

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Architecture Center Houston for panel discussion on The Soft Project with Ned Dodington, Scott Colman, Christopher Hight, Houston, TX, USA.

    February 17, 2013

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Studio-X NYC for panel discussion on The Soft Project with Geoff Manaugh, Michael Chen, Leigha Dennis, Michael Chen, Fionn Bryne, New York, NY, USA.

    February 8, 2013

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Art Institute of Chicago on Architecture Expanded: Oil Frontier Towns with Jeanne Gang, Kathy Velikov; Moderator: Clare Lyster, Chicago, IL, USA.

    February 2, 2013

  • Floating Frontiers opens at Production of Place Exhibition, University of East London, Infrastructural Places, Juliet Sakyi-Ansah (curator), London, UK.

    December 17 – December 19 2012

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Production of Place Conference, University of East London on Floating Frontiers, London, UK.

    December 17, 2012

  • In Grid We Trust opens at Museum of the City of New York, The Unfinished Grid, Gregory Wessner, Architectural League (curator), New York, NY, USA.

    December 06 – April 12 2012

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at McGill University on Formatting Ecologies, Montreal, Canada.

    April 2, 2012

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Rice University, Insider Trading Lecture Series w/ Bryony Roberts on The Ecology of Context, Houston, TX, USA.

    March 30, 2012

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Harvard GSD on Formatting Ecologies, Cambridge, MA, USA.

    March 5, 2012

  • Interlace opens at Woodbury University Hollywood Gallery, Unprivileged Views, Reto Geiser & Noemi Mollet (collaborators), Eric Olsen & Keith Mitnick (curator), Los Angeles, CA, USA.

    March 03 – March 18 2012

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Architecture Center Houston for panel discussion on Animal Architecture with Ned Doddington, Christopher Hight, Jon LaRocca, Houston, TX, USA.

    February 2, 2012

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Sanford Kwinter, Joyce Hwang, Geoff Manaugh, Cary Wolf, Jon LaRoca, Allison Hunter, Ned Dodington for the Animal Architecture Awards Jury

    2011

  • Neeraj Bhatia and Adriaan Geuze (West 8) debate on topic of Identity & Narrative of Public Space at Rice School of Architecture, Houston, TX, USA.

    September 2, 2011

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Center for Architecture New York on In Grid We Trust, New York, NY, USA.

    June 10, 2011

  • In Grid We Trust opens at Guggenheim Museum & Center for Architecture, Archiprix, Visions for Manhattan, Alexander D’Hooghe (curator), New York, NY, USA.

    June 8 – June 10 2011

  • Neeraj Bhatia teaches a workshop at Archiprix, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011.

    2011

  • Unlocking America’s Center opens at National Building Museum, Washington DC, USA, Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO, USA, Baker Institute, Houston, TX, USA, Caltrans Headquarters, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Life at the Speed of Rail, Val Alen Institute (curator), Various locations, USA.

    June – July 2011

  • Neeraj Bhatia joins Massachusetts Institute of Technology for panel discussion on Infrastructural Opportunism with Rania Ghosn, El Hadi Jazairy, Landing Studio, Cambridge, MA, USA.

    May 30, 2011

  • Liquid Commons, Drift House opens at Farish Gallery, Rice University, A Manifesto for the New Collective, Martin Haettasch (collaborator), Houston, TX, USA.

    April 15 – August 15 2011

  • Neeraj Bhatia and Inaki Abalos debate on topic of Thermodynamic Beauty at Rice School of Architecture, Houston, TX, USA.

    March 18, 2011

  • Next North opens at the Cambridge Galleries, New North: Building in a Shifting Landscape, InfraNet Lab (collaborator), Ester Shipman and Mary Misner (curator), Cambridge, ON, Canada.

    January 20 – March 06, 2011

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Architecture Center Houston on Coupling, Houston, TX, USA.

    January 20, 2011

  • Neeraj Bhatia named Wortham Fellow at Rice School of Architecture.

    2010

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures at Architecture Center Houston on Bracketing, Houston, TX, USA.

    October 21, 2010

  • Neeraj Bhatia lectures on Territorial Ecologies, presented with Maya Przbylski at Sheffield University, Sheffield, UK.

    November 12, 2009

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