Nora Wendl questions the composition of architecture—seeking to expand the perception of what the discipline’s built forms and histories are (and could be). Her compositions exist on a spectrum between the written artifact and the built artifact, aligning architecture and its histories with the adjacent fields of fiction, poetry, contemporary art and literature. Wendl is co-editor, with Isabelle Loring Wallace, of Contemporary Art about Architecture: A Strange Utility(Ashgate, 2013). In 2012, she co-organized the international ideas competition Pruitt Igoe Now with Michael R. Allen, Director of Preservation Research Office in St. Louis, Missouri (pruittigoenow.org). She is widely published in numerous architectural journals, including 306090, Architecture and Culture: Journal of the Architectural Humanities Research Association, Forty-Five, Journal of Architectural Education, On Site: Review, Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, and Thresholds. Beyond academic writing, she has recently published Ave Maria (Savannah: A-B Editions, 2016) with photographer Rylan Steele.