Director

Andrew Beres (2016-17)
Lucas Flint (2016-17)
Robby Stubbs (2016-17)
Milad Rocha (2017)
Caleb Lightfoot (2015)
​John Charbonneau (2014)
Cade Hammers (2013)
David Isern (2013)
Quoc Tran (2011)
Jeffrey S Nesbit is an architect, urbanist, and recently received his Doctor of Design degree (DDes) from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Office for Urbanization at Harvard and founding director of the research group Haecceitas Studio. His research focuses on processes of urbanization, infrastructure, and the evolution of "technical lands." Currently, Nesbit’s research examines the 20th-century American spaceport complex at the intersection of architecture, infrastructure, and aerospace history. He has written several journal articles and book chapters on infrastructure, urbanization, and the history of technology, and is co-editor of Chasing the City: Models for Extra-Urban Investigations (Routledge, 2018), Rio de Janeiro: Urban Expansion and Environment (Routledge, 2019), and New Geographies 11 Extraterrestrial (Actar, 2019). Nesbit has taught architecture and urbanism, along with leading many design studios and theory seminars at Harvard University, Northeastern University, University of North Carolina Charlotte, and Texas Tech University. He also holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Texas Tech University.
GROUNDING DESIGN (formerly Haecceitas Studio) is an architectural design research and consultancy group dedicated to responding to contemporary forms of urbanization. We are committed to exploring design strategies through an acute awareness of ecological impact for strengthening our future built environment. We use 'grounding' as both a metaphorical and physical device to better inform the future terrestrial surface here on Earth. 
Former Design Research Assistants 
Collaborators

Aziz Barbar, Design Computation Consultant
Douglas Cao, Design Research Assistant
Katerina Gates, Design Research Assistant
Michael Obot, Design Research Assistant
Samir Shah, Architect and Housing Consultant
Julia Smachylo, Urban Planning and Ecology Consultant

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