Neeraj Bhatia

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Neeraj Bhatia is an architect and urban designer from Toronto. His work resides at the intersection of politics, infrastructure, and urbanism.

Bhatia is a codirector of InfraNet Lab, a nonprofit research collective probing the spatial byproducts of contemporary resource logistics, and the founder of The Open Workshop, a design office examining the project of plurality.

Further, he is the research director of The Petropolis of Tomorrow, which explores the relationship between urbanism and resource extraction. He has worked for Eisenman Architects, Coop Himmelblau, Bruce Mau Design, OMA, Lateral Office, and ORG.



Bhatia has previously taught at Cornell University, Rice University, The University of Toronto, The University of Waterloo, and Ohio State University.

His research has been published in Volume/Archis, Thresholds, Footprint, Domus, Onsite Review, Field Journal, and Yale Perspecta. He is coeditor of The Petropolis of Tomorrow (with Mary Casper, Actar, 2013); Bracket [Goes Soft] (with Lola Sheppard, Actar, 2013); Arium: Weather + Architecture (with Jürgen Mayer H., Hatje Cantz Publishing, 2009); and coauthor of Pamphlet Architecture 30: Coupling -- Strategies for Infrastructural Opportunism (with InfraNet Lab, Princeton Architectural Press, 2010).

Bhatia has received Graham Foundation grants, The Lawrence B. Anderson Award, Shell Center for Sustainability Grant, Odebrecht first-prize award for sustainability, ACSA Faculty Design Award, and the Thesis Prize (MIT, 2007; University of Waterloo, 2005).

Bhatia received his master's degree in architecture and urban design from MIT, where he was studying on a Fulbright Fellowship.

Prior to that, he attended the University of Waterloo, where he earned his bachelor of environmental studies and his bachelor of architecture. He is an NCARB-registered licensed architect.

Assistant Professor, Architecture

BES, University of Waterloo, Canada; BArch, University of Waterloo, Canada; SMArchS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Website: www.theopenworkshop.ca