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Nam Henderson

Nam Henderson

Gainesville, FL, US

 

About 

Namanand Henderson was raised in NYC, but after almost two decades of life in North Florida, considers himself a Southern Yankee.

He has an undergraduate and graduate degree from University of Florida but still aspires to earn a PhD. When not working in his day job, Nam serves on various local government advisory boards and volunteers with local urban farming projects. Online, whether as reader or contributor, Nam seeks to add to a larger architectural-urban discussion, through interviews, discussions and writing.

Also a Friend of architects and Lover of design. Semi-Professional interests include: Sustainability, teaching, learning, urban(isms), reclamation, religion(s) and technology.

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Nam's Featured Articles on Archinect

Student Works: FOUNDhouse by Patrick Beseda and Lacy Williams, Wed, Feb 5 '14

When Patrick Beseda and Lacy Williams began realizing their ambition to build a micro-dwelling, they began with a Wikihouse design. The WikiHouse project is an open-source library of construction sets for houses, where anyone can submit, edit, and use the designs. The design's components can all ...

Student Works: FOUNDhouse by Patrick Beseda and Lacy Williams
 

525 Golden Gate Seismically and Systematically Sustainable, Mon, Apr 16 '12

by Nam Henderson One beneficial result derived from the public's growing familiarity with the phrase “green design” is a renewed examination of what defines green or sustainable design. Within the field of architectural design and construction, this prominence has inevitably ...

525 Golden Gate Seismically and Systematically Sustainable
 

What is a Park - Landscape or Infrastructure, Thu, Apr 7 '11

How can a park be designed to serve as infrastructure(s)? Thinking not in terms of metaphor alone. But rather a park as the architecture for numerous designed outcomes. Park as infrastructure, means park as platform not only designed object/scape. From a singular tool to multivalent toolkit. It ...

What is a Park - Landscape or Infrastructure
 

Archinect Op-Ed: Meier or Piano? A Provocation., Tue, Jan 18 '11

A few months ago, before I visited the High Museum complex for the first time, a friend explained to me why he preferred the work of Piano's addition in comparison to Meier's original building. Key for him were two factors. First, the quality of detailing on Piano's addition, with regards ...

Archinect Op-Ed: Meier or Piano? A Provocation.
 

Archinect does DallasJudging KRob, Mon, Nov 15 '10

The Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition is the most senior architectural competition currently in operation anywhere in the world. Recently, Archinect Senior Editor Namanand Henderson traveled to Dallas to judge this year's entries. Besides reflecting on the experience of judging, Nam ...

Archinect does DallasJudging KRob
 

Employment 

Archinect, Senior Editor

Online, whether as reader or contributor/editor Nam seeks to add to a larger architectural-urban discussion, through interviews, discussions and writing.

Jan 2008 - current
 

Education 

University of Florida, Masters, History

Community studies and social identity. Thesis entitled: "Village community and peasant society in medieval England".

Aug 2004 - Dec 2006
 

Skills 



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