Assistant Professor - Interior Design
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BSD Interior Design, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007
M.ARCH Architecture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2010
Nate Bicak is an Assistant Professor in the College of Architecture. He teaches courses in residential design, retail and hospitality design, material application, building codes, construction methodologies and construction documentation. Before coming to UNL in 2016, Bicak served on the faculty at Radford University in Virginia where he received grant funding to implement an interdisciplinary tiny house design/build class and established maker spaces across campus.
Nate has practiced as an architectural designer with Narrative Design Studio in Lincoln as well as with DwellingsCo, an affordable housing start-up based in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Areas of Interest
Nate is passionate about the application of making in design education and the intersections of emerging technologies (particularly UAVs) with professional design practice. Nate is a member of the Carnegie Melon MakeSchool Alliance, where his course projects and work in developing maker spaces have been featured.
Conference Proceedings and Presentations (selected)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs/drones) in Professional Design Practice, Chicago, IL: NeoCon. (June 2016). With Dr. Holly Cline.
Using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV/drone) to Improve Student Engagement with Building Construction, Systems, and Codes. Portland, OR: Proceedings of the Interior Design Educators Council Annual Meeting. (March 2016).
Integrating Non-Design Majors into a Fourth Year Design Studio: Crafting a Collaborative Design Process. Ft. Worth, TX: Proceedings of the Interior Design Educators Council Annual Meeting. (March 2015).
The Return to the Digit: How Hand-Making is Fundamental to Digital Ideation. New Orleans, LA: Proceedings of the Interior Design Educators Council Annual Meeting, with Lindsey Bahe. (March 2014).