Lecture: Gary Bates, "SPACEMAN."
Gary Bates founded Space Group Oslo with Gro Bonesmo in 1999. A designer and architect, Bates cultivates research as an integral part of the design process at Space Group, and the office quickly made its mark with projects such as Prostneset Ferry Terminal in Tromsø, Vestbane National Library, Filipstad Masterplan, and the conceptual work for The Meeting Room of the Future. This research culminated in 2008 with the curation of the Oslo Architecture Triennale under the title "The Culture of Risk."
Gary Bates studied at Virginia Polytechnic University & State University (1985 - 1990). Bates began his collaboration with Rem Koolhaas in 1992 at OMA where he became a director, and from 1995-1998 a principal in charge of the Asian desk.
Bates has been a guest professor at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Kentucky, and the Berlage Institute in the Netherlands