Neeraj Bhatia is an architect and urban designer from Toronto. His work resides at the intersection of politics, infrastructure, and urbanism. Bhatia is a codirector of InfraNet Lab, a non-profit research collective probing the spatial byproducts of contemporary resource logistics, and the founder of The Open Workshop, a design office examining the project of plurality. He has worked for Eisenman Architects, Coop Himmelblau, Bruce Mau Design, OMA, and ORG. Bhatia has previously taught at Rice University, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, and Ohio State University. His research has been published in Volume/Archis, Thresholds, Footprint, Domus, Onsite Review, Field Journal, and Yale Perspecta. Bhatia received his master's degree in architecture and urban design from MIT where he studied on a Fulbright Fellowship. Prior to that, he attended the University of Waterloo where he obtained a bachelor of environmental studies and a bachelor of architecture.
The Petropolis of Tomorrow featured on NPR, National Public Radio:
Plans for man-made islands -- designed by Rice University architecture students -- have attracted the attention of one of the world's largest oil companies as a way to house way-offshore oil workers. --Wade Goodwyn, February 25, 2014