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Zachary Tate Porter

Zachary Tate Porter

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Zachary Tate Porter is a historian, educator, and designer based in Los Angeles. He holds a PhD in Architectural History from the Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Arts and Architecture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His dissertation project, “Shifting Grounds of Architectural Practice,” analyzes the ways in which jurisdictional competition shaped architecture, landscape design, and city planning during the early twentieth century. In 2015, Porter founded OOCA (Office of Contingent Affairs), a platform for architectural research and experimental historiography. He was the 2015 - 2016 Design of Theory Fellow at SCI-Arc, where he edited the online journal, Offramp. Porter currently teaches within the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California.

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Zachary Tate's Featured Articles on Archinect

Cross-Talk #2: 'Pedagogy of The Present — Frederick L. Ackerman’s Unrealized Vision for Architectural Education' by Zachary Tate Porter, Tue, Jul 25 '17

In recent years, various social media platforms have reconfigured the distribution and consumption of architecture—a transformation that has reinvigorated the discipline and produced a wide array of provocative imagery. Yet, while architects can and should celebrate this exciting culture of ...

Cross-Talk #2: 'Pedagogy of The Present — Frederick L. Ackerman’s Unrealized Vision for Architectural Education' by Zachary Tate Porter
 

Employment 

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Lecturer

Sep 2016 - current
 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Design of Theory Fellow

Aug 2015 - Jul 2016
 

Education 

Georgia Institute of Technology, PhD, History/Theory

Aug 2011 - May 2017
 

University of North Carolina, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - May 2011
 

University of North Carolina, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2009
 

Areas of Specialization