2020-09-30 Bennett Neiman
From Daniel Dugan on October 1st, 2020
Professor, Texas Tech, Niland Visiting Professor at the University of Cincinnati.
"A complex piece of resultant simplicity derived from an ordered language”
Bennett Neiman holds an M.Arch (post-professional) from Yale School of Architecture(1983) and a B.Arch from the University of Cincinnati (1980). He has taught architectural design at several schools: North Dakota State University (1983-84), Miami University (1984-85), University of Texas at Arlington (1985-87), University of Colorado at Denver (1987-2004), University of Tennessee (1991-1992), University of Colorado at Boulder (1998-99), Roger Williams University (1999-2000), and Texas Tech University (2004-present).
Professor Neiman's studios and design workshops exploit the strengths of both traditional and digital media. For his teaching methods, he earned the American Institute of Architects Education Honors Award for The Poetic Potential of Computers: Design and Architecture with the Macintosh (1994) and for Between Digital and Analog Civilizations: The Spatial Manipulation Media Workshop (1998). He has conducted several analog-digital design workshops: Carleton University (1994), University of Utah (1996 & 2001), California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo (2001), Catholic University (2011, 2020, 2013), Montana State University (2018), and University of Kentucky (2019).
Professor Neiman has received honors for a series of architectural design projects involving improvisation, order, and variation on a theme. For this work, he won the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Faculty Design Award, for Surrealistic Landscapes (1990), bebop SPACES (2006), and an honorable mention for Constructed Improvisations (2010). The scholarly journal, Center 18: Music in Architecture–Architecture in Music (2014) published the article Bebop Performances. He was a finalist in the 41st Annual Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition (2015) for his photomontage Super Relief. He won a Juror's Choice Award for the Design Communication Association Exhibition at Cornell University (2018).