Stephen A. Wischer

Associate Professor of Architecture


Phone: 701-231-5786



Ph.D., McGill University, 2020

MFA., University of Calgary, 2004

M.Arch., University of Calgary, 2004

BFA., University of Alberta, 1998

Research and Interest:

Dr. Stephen Alexander Wischer is an associate professor of architecture at North Dakota State University. His teaching of history/theory graduate seminars and design studios emphasize the representational capacity of architecture and the reciprocity between thinking and doing through embodied approaches to architectural making. Building on previous studies in art and architecture at the University of Alberta (BFA, 1998) and the University of Calgary (M.Arch and MFA, 2004), Professor Wischer’s artwork and architectural investigations involve process-based explorations, which have been exhibited in Canada and the United States. Completing his Ph.D. at McGill University (2020), his dissertation explores the architectural significance of Anselm Kiefer’s situated art practice with a focus on convergences with the tradition of theoretical projects in architecture, spanning the eighteenth to the twentieth century. His research pertaining to architectural representation and the importance of narrative within the tradition of modelling in architecture has been presented and published internationally.

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