Stephen A. Wischer

Associate Professor of Architecture


Phone: 701-231-5786



Ph.D., McGill University, 2021

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 and Chair of the Thesis Committee in the School of Design, Architecture and Art at North Dakota State University. His teaching of history/theory graduate seminars and design studios emphasizes the hermeneutics of architectural agency, drawing upon history, literature, poetry, and art as inspiration for 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 (2021), his current research examines convergences between contemporary artistic practices and theoretical projects in architecture, spanning the eighteenth century to the present day. His research on the intersection of materiality and narrative within the tradition of modelling in architecture has been presented and published internationally. 

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