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Gary Bates

Gary Bates co-founded SPACEGROUP in Oslo, Norway in 1999. As architects and strategic planners, SPACEGROUP originally made it’s mark with complex urban projects including the Prostneset Ferry Terminal, Vestbanen National Library, Filipstad Masterplan, and the Louisville 25-year Vision Plan.

DEEP is the research arm of SPACEGROUP managing the collective intelligence in the the discourse between development, planning, politics, social equity, and architecture. In 2018 Bates founded Extrasolar, with the perspective of building alternative design-thinking business models within the ’start-up’ environment.

Most recently (2021) Bates co-founded Make Make NYC, a design agency that unites architectural thinking and Making in a contemporary framework.

In parallel to practice, Bates teaches and lectures at various universities, including The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and Syracuse University.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4103‑2 Fall 2023
Architecture Studio III
Gary Bates