A Professor’s Web Site Animates an Architect’s Work

November 29, 2001

The architecture of Walter A. Netsch draws on what he calls “field theory” — an intricate lattice of intersecting shapes that serves as the basis for all of his designs. It’s not a system that can be easily demonstrated in a lecture hall, says Glenn Wiggins. Mr. Wiggins, a professor of architecture at the Wentworth Institute of Technology, has created a Web site that explains the function and theory of one of Mr. Netsch’s strongest works.