Robert Morgan

Robert Morgan

Robert Morgan is a Design4Practice Instructor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Northern Arizona University. He received his Master of Architecture degree with distinction from North Carolina State University in 2004. Robert is the founding principal of Studio AZ, a design office focusing on place specific architecture as it relates to localized environments. His work blurs the distinction between design disciplines including architecture, engineering and product design.

Robert’s work has been published locally, presented nationally, and exhibited internationally. Installations include ‘A Room in a Room’ at the MODEMuseum in Antwerp, Belgium, and ‘Sheer Mobility’ a portable shelter for vertical environments exhibited in Raleigh, North Carolina. Competition work includes ‘Hydroscope’ a community construct for Winnipeg, Manitoba, and ‘Pneumatic House’ an inflatable structure for Aberdeen, Scotland. Robert has also been a Fellow for the Los Angeles based Enkeboll Foundation for Art & Architecture, and a participant at Auburn University’s Rural Studio.

He’s served as a design critic at Arizona State University, Carnegie Mellon University, North Carolina State University, and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium. Robert is interested in the nexus between architecture and engineering, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and the art of making.

Educational Background

  • Master of Architecture, North Carolina State University, 2004.
  • BS- Environmental Studies (Minors: Architecture & History Preservation), University of Oregon, 1996.

Employment History

Academic Appointments

  • Instructor. Design for Practice, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northern Arizona University (2013-present)

Professional Experience

  • Founding Principal. Studio AZ, Flagstaff, Arizona (2009-present)
  • Co-Founder. Drift Collaborative, Flagstaff, Arizona (2007-2009)
  • Architecture Intern. Shapes and Forms Architecture, Flagstaff, Arizona (2005-2007)

Courses and topics usually taught

  • EGR 186 - Introduction to Engineering Design 
  • EGR 286 - Engineering Design: The Process

Honors, awards, and professional activities

  • Tau Delta Sigma. Architecture Honor Society
  • Enkboll Foundation for Art & Architecture. Fellow (2004)
  • College of Design Travel Grant. The Rural Studio of Hale County, Alabama (2003)
  • Kamphoefner Honor Award Prize. Finalist (2003)
  • School of Architecture 2001 | 02 Precast Concrete Competition. First Place

Publications

  • "Three Homes to Behold - Flagstaff's Best Residences Have Their Own Style and Purpose" Mountain Living Magazine, May 2011
  • "Construction Space - The Form and Function of Architecture in Flagstaff" Mountain Living Magazine, May 2010   
  • "At Home That Belongs - A Redesigned Wonder Shows Beautiful Integration" Mountain Living Magazine, January 2010

Studio AZ.

 

Studio AZ is a concept driven design office focusing on place specific architectural design as it relates to localized environments. For more information please visit studioaz.tumblr.com