Michael Harpster, AIA

Architect / Associate

Michael Harpster, AIA

Architect / Associate

Michael joined BVH in 2014 and has experience working on projects varied in scale, program, and context. As a designer, he works to find unexpected opportunities or resolutions within the unique constraints of each project and to thereby  realize productive new realities for clients and communities

Michael initially received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln prior to obtaining a Master of Architecture degree from the UNL College of Architecture. In addition to working at BVH, Michael has also taught a number of design studios within the UNL College of Architecture.

What is the favorite place you have visited?
Florence, Italy.

What are you reading right now that is influencing your work ?
I am currently finding inspiration in Michael Young’s “The Art of the Plausible and the Aesthetics of Doubt,” Atlas of Novel Tectonics by Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto, and “The Cunning of Cosmetics” by Jeffrey Kipnis.

What is your area of interest or research?
I have particular interests in architectural representation, digital fabrication, and the relation each of these has to questions of architectural agency.

What inspires you?
Music…literature…film…art…really any sort of creative human artifact.