Pete Goche

Pete Goche

Professor of Practice, Architecture


Campus Office: 090 Design

Mailing Address
Architecture Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011


Bath University in Bath, England Study Abroad Program --1989

Iowa State University Bachelor of Architecture --1991

Iowa State University Master of Architecture --2005


Research Interests

Using site-adjusted installations as my primary mode of practice, I deploy an integrated and focused approach to both theoretical and practical questions pertaining to the nature and impact of materiality specific to the re-occupation of post-industrial spaces. Each inquiry utilizes a range of domains including art, architecture and anthropology as a means of exploring not only what material cultivations can be, but also what they, in fact, do.

Current Projects

2021 Fall Workshop at Black Contemporary (an atmospheric field station)

Summary: Based on a series of modulated experimental actions (material modalities), each installation is driven by the nascent possibility of a persistent desire to intercourse with existing material surrounds pursuant a philosophical position that leverages perceptual notions of chiaroscuro - the disposition of light and dark. By extension, the conscious and unconscious, the seen and the unseen, focus and open awareness and the made and re-made are factors in the realm of understanding and producing space. It is a full-scale, three-dimensional methodology, concurrent with exploratory drawing, photography and videography that seeks to express the affects (immaterial harmonics) found latent in our post-industrial landscape.


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