Bader is an architect interested in understanding the ideologies, discourses, and institutions that produce design conducive of societal and political ends, especially through an examination of the socio-spatial conditions that are universities. Studying these spaces allows him to explore, amongst other things, the role of socio-politically-driven design which gives material form to the abstract notion of higher education. Bader’s doctoral research pursues the question of how the compact between university and society may be informed by the design of these environments. By highlighting the intersections between higher education, architecture, and urbanism, he hopes to advance the study of an architecturally-mediated relationship between citizen and state.
Bader holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute and a Masters of Art in Architecture from the Rice School of Architecture.