Gary Bates founded Space Group Oslo with Gro Bonesmo in 1999. A designer and architect, Gary cultivates a thorough research as an integral part of the design process and the office quickly made it’s mark with projects such as Prostneset Ferry Terminal in Tromsø, Vestbane National Library, Filipstad Masterplan, and the conceptual work for The Meeting Room of the Future. This research culminated in 2008 with the curation of the Oslo Architecture Trienalle under the title The Culture of Risk.
Gary Bates studied at Virginia Polytechnic University & State University (1985 – 1990). Bates began his collaboration with Rem Koolhaas in 1992 at OMA where he became a director, and from 1995-1998, a principal in charge of the Asian desk.
Bates has been a guest professor at the University of Texas in Austin, the University of Kentucky, and the Berlage Institute in the Netherlands.
The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan is a leader in interdisciplinary education and research with a focus on creating a more beautiful, inclusive and better built environment. The college and its alumni are committed to pushing the boundaries of architectural practice, advancing global engagement, and significantly enhancing diversity in the profession. The college offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Master of Architecture (currently ranked #6 nationally; ranked #1 in 2010 by Design Intelligence Report), Master of Science in Architecture, Master of Urban Planning, Master of Urban Design, and PhD programs.