Cofounder / Instructor


Michael Wen Sen Su

Michael is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture in Brooklyn, New York, where he is Coordinator and Professor of Undergraduate Degree Project. His architectural interest centers around the notion of “Machinic Architectures”, i.e. – architectural theorizations and explorations explicitly founded upon informational processes. Left brain-wise, he is a graduate of the California Institute of Technology and Columbia University, where he conducted research on magnetic confinement fusion; right brain-wise, he is a graduate of The Cooper Union and Princeton University, where he is also completing a doctoral dissertation on the interchange between science and architecture in the works of R. Buckminster Fuller. From 2007-2011, he taught the interdisciplinary design studio Sensory Architecture at Pratt Institute with Chris Perry. In Fall 2011, he was the Gerald Sheff Visiting Professor of Architecture at McGill University. Since 2012, he has co-taught the Degree Project course titled The Tyranny of Numbers at Pratt Institute with Philippe Baumann. He cofounded with Philippe Baumann and Tristan Bel in 2012 and founded the design practice NOF in Hoboken, New Jersey in 2014.