Neal Robinson teaches design and construction logics in both the graduate level design sequence and the undergraduate core curriculum. He is the former coordinator of the Summer 3G Design Fundamentals course as well as Design Fundamentals 1 for undergraduates. Recently taught classes include, “Institutions” graduate design studio, “Wallenberg” thesis studio for undergraduate seniors and Devils, Details and Do-Overs – a graduate level experimental seminar. Robinson directed the college's former Florence, Italy, study abroad program at Villa Corsi-Salviati in Sesto Fiorentino, and continues to lead students in study abroad opportunities. Most recently, in May 2017, he traveled with students to Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia.
Mr. Robinson received his Master of Architecture from Rice University and his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a licensed architect and has worked with SOM/San Francisco and the Atlanta office of Cooper Carry and Associates. In 1998, Robinson established SKYLAB Architectures, a community-based design practice in Atlanta, Georgia, that teamed with artisans, entrepreneurs, and curious trades to realize both domestic and institutional urban interiors, civic artifacts, political stagings and strategies of reclamation for a "post-apocOlympic" city. In 2000, Robinson traded latitudes and co-founded WETSU, a design+build practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that attempted to intensify the spatial relationship between cultural dizziness and the labor of labor. It worked. WETSU received recognition for design excellence from ID, Contract, and Wallpaper* magazines as well as earned honor awards from the Michigan Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. In 2007, Robinson accelerated his interest in neurotoxicity with the instigation of N_SPACE, a spirited architectural practice that champions the "exuberant and synthetic condensation of spatial optimism." It's a hand-full. To date, N_SPACE has been awarded multiple design awards and continues to take up curious causes with small business, slow foods and deep thinkers.
Current monikers include; Calorie-Counter, Dirt-Dauber, Lawn-Mower, Gastronaut, and Stone-Turner.