Nicholas Bruscia

Assistant Professor - Department of Architecture - 319 Hayes Hall - 716-829-5926

Assistant Professor - Department of Architecture - 319 Hayes Hall - 716-829-5926

Nicholas Bruscia.

Nicholas Bruscia is an assistant professor in the Department of Architecture at the University at Buffalo. He has over a decade of experience in applied digital design media and his primary role in collaborative projects has focused on the workflow associated with the design and realization of large-scale prototypes. 

A strong interest in architectural geometry and enthusiasm for calculated formal and structural elegance informs much of his work with materials and fabrication processes. Current work is fixated on the topology of self-reactive developable surfaces as applied to the construction of fiber reinforced architectural composites. 

Prior to joining the Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotics Technology (SMART) Community of Excellence at UB, Bruscia’s work in the realm of digital design and fabrication has received several international awards including three Architizer A+ Awards in the +Fabrication and +Materials categories, and Architect’s Newspaper’s Best of Fabrication Award. His work has been presented internationally at venues such as the Architectural Association, London; Digital Arts Museum, Berlin; University of Texas at Austin; University of Michigan; and FabCafe, Tokyo.  His teaching experience ranges from the co-coordination of undergraduate design-build studios, the instruction of advanced digital modeling in undergraduate and graduate seminars and workshops, to graduate research studios within the Situated Technologies Research Group.  Additionally, Bruscia is a member of the Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies (CAST), and director of the Japan Study Abroad summer program.