Rob Mothershed

Director of Design / Material Research

He pursued his architectural training at Clemson University in South Carolina. He earned a Master of Architecture in May of 2002. His final thesis project proposed using a contaminated EPA Superfund urban site as a new experimental outdoor theater. He was the school's AIAS chapter president for the spring and fall of 1996. He earned first place in the 1996 HOK Design Competition and Studied Architecture in Genoa, Italy at the Daniel Center for Urban Studies with a full academic fellowship. He was a teaching assistant for second year design studio at Clemson University's College of Art, Architecture, and Humanities. He lectured and taught at Anderson College for a Architectural Construction and Material Detailing Class. He has accomplished independent research within the media arts discipline and seeks to explore the didactic relationship between representation and meaning that is located within the discipline of theory.

He has worked on airports, arenas, single family residential, commercial, courthouses, museums, libraries, towers, multi-family residential, office renovations, public schools, campus plans, convention centers, churches, college classroom buildings, restaurants, bars, clubs, TEU containers, historical preservation, signage. furniture, movie theaters, lofts, transit shelters, performing art centers, medical facilities and urban landscapes.

He has assisted with publishing international design books and is director and founder of DAT[A] =Digital Atelier : Terra firmative [Architecture]


MIDLANDS TECH, SC - AEC Program 1992-1994 Bachelor of Science, Design, Clemson University, 1996

Master of Architecture, Clemson University, 2002

  • Forrestor Traveling Fellowship - Genoa, Italy 2001

  • HOK -1st place -Design Sustainability

  • IDP completed

  • Associate AIA member - since 2007

  • MEDIA member ATL.

  • Clemson Advancement Foundation,CAF

    Service: President, AIAS SC Chapter president 1995

  • Clemson University, College of Art, Architecture, and Humanities

  • AAH Fall Convention Planning Board, AIA South Carolina, 1996

  • Board of Directors, AIAS South Carolina, 1994,1995, 1996

  • Worked with / or / at: Form:uLA, Michele Saee, Plexus R + D, NULL.LAB , Lookinglass, COARCHITECTS, Frank Gehry and Partners, LOHA, FER, Frank Clark, HOK, HNTB Architecture, Callus-Shortridge and Wes Jones and Partners ( J:PA)

  • Visiting Architectural Critic, Clemson University, 1994 --AAH Fall Convention Planning Board, AIA South Carolina, 1996

    Board of Directors, AIAS South Carolina, 1994,1995, 1996

  • Wood bury - San Deigo- Guest Critic - 2006

  • Art Center - Pasadena - Spring Employer Guest 2008, 2009

  • Anderson College - Professor - Materia + Drawing

    Publications: LA Times. FORM . Metropolis. MECHUZU - Bryan Cantley

  • RED -DowntownMain Street Art Gallery Showing for Painted Brain - Models and Drawings

  • NCARB registered- 9520

  • AIAS - Chapter President - 1995 + 1996 -attended several State, Regional and National Conventions

  • Completed BIM Parametric Modeling Certificate from LA USA Cad, Inc (2008)

  • LaP Dancer - Grand Avenue Urban Design First (1st) place entry - 2006 ( Model on display at the USC School of Communication- Miracle Mile Norman Lear Center)

  • High LINE, New York - Top 50 -team was exhibited at Grand Station

  • Participated as a office team member gallery shows at SCI-Arc and University of Florida

  • The American Academy in Rome-Los Angeles Chapter membership - Current Applicant for 2013 Prize

  • Cal- Poly Pomona - PHD Thesis Advisor - Regenerative Studies 2011

  • Union Station High Speed Rail --Vertical Addition- Digital Design exhibited in downtown LA - call for entries - 2010