Nathaniel Elberfeld

I am a researcher and educator with years of teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate level as a full-time faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis and a practitioner with a range of built projects and exhibitions in the United States and abroad. I am particularly interested in the intersection of analogue and digital technologies and processes and how they relate to our navigation of the post-digital landscape.


2008 - 2011
MArch, Washington University in St. Louis
2002 - 2006
BS Physics, William & Mary

Academic Experience

2015 - 2018
Lecturer, Washington University in St. Louis

Professional Experience

2018 -
Research Associate, MIT Self-Assembly Lab
2017 - Present
Partner, Experimental Research Office (ERO)
2007 - Present
Creative Director & Designer, Metron Designworks
2012 - 2015
Junior Architect, Joel Sanders Architect


2008 - 2011
Danforth Scholar, Washington University in St. Louis
2017 - 2018
Regional Arts Commission Grant, Regional Arts Commission
2011 -
Collaborative Technology Center and Creative Research Institute Grant, Washington University in St. Louis
2006 -
Honors Thesis, William & Mary


2018 -
Oculus, Venice Design 2018 / European Culture Centre
2018 - 2018
Concrete Tapestry, Bruno David Gallery
2017 - 2017
Hedge, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
2017 -
Digital Evolutions: Exhibition of Student Work, Washington University in St. Louis