Profile

Teaching areas

Design, Materials, Visual Communication, Drawing and Representation, Site and Landscape Design.

Research areas

Cognitive and Visual Habit, Visual Communication, Drawing and Representation, Design Pedagogy.

Education

BA 1978 Experimental Psychology Columbia University, New York City, United States.
MArch 1985 Design Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

Professional experience

Professor of Architecture, American University of Sharjah, UAE, 2016-present.
Emogene Pliner Professor of Architecture Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA, January, 2016.
Associate Professor, Mississippi State University, School of Architecture, Starkville, Mississippi, USA, 2006-2012.
Nadine Carter Russell Chair in Design, Louisiana State University, College of Art & Design, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, 2001.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Minnesota, College of Architecture & Landscape Architecture, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 1999-2002.
Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA, 2002-2006
Adjunct Faculty in Design, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 2001-2002
Nadine Carter Russell Chair in Design, Louisiana State University, College of Art & Design, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, 2001
Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Minnesota, College of Architecture & Landscape Architecture, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 1999-2002
Associate, KKE Architects Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 1999-2002
Associate Professor, University of New Mexico, School of Architecture & Planning, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA,1998
Associate Professor of Architecture, Mississippi State University, School of Architecture, Starkville, Mississippi, USA, 1998-1998
Visiting Instructor, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine, USA, 1994
Assistant Professor of Architecture, Mississippi State University, School of Architecture, Starkville, Mississippi, USA, 1992-1998
Adjunct Professor, Savannah College of Art & Design, School of Building Arts, Savannah, Georgia, USA, 1991-1992
Design Architect, William Vito Architects, Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA, 1991-1992
Associate, Harriman Associates - Architects & Engineers, Auburn, Maine, USA, 1988-1991
Architect, Stephen Blatt Architects Portland, Maine, USA, 1987-1988
Intern Architect, Schroeder Murchie Laya Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1985-1987

Memberships

Registered Architect (State of Maine, USA, #1699) 1989-1993, 2015-present. -American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1992-1998, 2005-2010, 2016-present. -National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) 1988-present. -College Art Association (CAA) 2006-present.

Contact

gwatson@aus.edu
+971 6 515 2848