GARY BATES founded SPACEGROUP with Gro Bonesmo in 1999. The office quickly made its mark by winning major international competitions such as the Prostneset Ferry Terminal in Tromsø, the Vestbane National Library, the Filipstad Masterplan, and the Oslo Central Station.
Gary began a collaboration with Rem Koolhaas (OMA) in 1992 on such projects as the Educatorium (NL), Jussieu Library in Paris, Cardiff Bay Opera House, Samsung Headquarters in Seoul, and the Media Valley masterplan in Inchon Korea. Gary was principal in charge of the Asia department. He has been visiting teacher, lecturer, and critic at the University of Texas, the University of Kentucky, AHO, Syracuse University and the Berlage Institute in the Netherlands, amongst others.
Gary is currently involved in SPACEGROUP projects worldwide, from Cote D’Ivoire, Novosibirsk Russia, Louisville USA, New York, and Azerbaijan. He studied architecture at Virginia Polytechnic University & State University.