The latest from Marble Fairbanks


March 3, 2017

Scott will be participating in events throughout Georgia Tech School of Architecture‘s one day Ventulett Symposium, Origination in Design & Collaboration: Practice & Pedagogy.

From the program: “This “Origination” Symposium and Exhibition of the Ventulett Studio Work : Nine Cities : 2012 to 2017, seeks to provide a platform whereby Architects, Team Builders and Academics can share their insight and stories, around the locus of inception of great architectural work, as achieved in practice and reflected in pedagogy.

The symposium will take place on March 11th; RSVP here


October 24, 2016

Marble Fairbanks has been selected for the GSA National IDIQ program focused on innovative workplace design for federal agencies around the country. This initiative is part of the GSA Total Workplace Program to design for the next generation workforce that is more flexible, collaborative, and mobile. Marble Fairbanks is one of twelve firms nationwide selected for projects as part of this program.


September 15, 2016

Karen will be participating in the panel discussion “Where are Libraries Headed?” presented by Brooklyn Public Library and the Architectural League of New York at the Brooklyn Book Festival.
The event is this Sunday, 11am, at the Brooklyn Historical Society. It is free and open to the public, so we hope to see you there!

Thanks, The Brooklyn Paper, for highlighting the event!

Event details can be found here.


November 30, 2015

Our own Karen Fairbanks has been awarded the 2015 Educator Award by the New York State AIA! Since she began at Barnard College’s Department of Architecture in 1996 (and since overseeing the merger of Barnard and Columbia Architecture as department chair), Karen has developed the curriculum’s engagement with urbanism, data analysis, and new forms of digital media and communication. Congrats Karen!


October 6, 2015

New York magazine architecture critic Justin Davidson will lead a conversation with Robert A.M. Stern, Herbert Newman, Kent Bloomer and our own Karen Fairbanks about the role of the public library in the 21st Century. Catch the event at the Center for Architecture on October 21, from 6 to 8PM. RSVP here.


September 28, 2015

We’ve expanded on Re-envisioning Branch Libraries to submit to the Knight News Challenge, “How might we make data work for individuals and communities?

The Knight Foundation is hosting an open call for for ideas that use data to inform and empower people to make decisions about their lives and their communities, and they are offering grants to the winning submissions. With help from our teammates at METRO, Pratt’s School of Information and Library Science, and Office:MG, we plan to empower librarians to act as data interpreters, curators, and storytellers by extending Data / City tools and training.

Anyone is welcome to provide feedback, be it a comment or a like. We’ll have an opportunity refine our submission based on your ideas and questions. Read about our project here to share your feedback.

September 18, 2015

On Wednesday, Scott delivered his introductory lecture at the Georgia Tech School of Architecture titled HERE TO THERE, a journey through a cross section of projects by Marble Fairbanks. The projects are new and old, large and small, built and unbuilt. The accompanying video exhibition includes this wide range of projects and explores each at a depth that makes apparent the collapse of architectural research and practice

Our exhibition HERE TO THERE is showing for the next three weeks in Georgia Tech’s Stubbins Gallery. This exhibition is unique for us in two ways. First, it opens an unprecedented window in the behind-the scene processes of the firm, from commuting to construction. Second, this exhibition is itself a collapse of research and production. Preparing an exhibition is no slight undertaking, but within the process it has been an opportunity to explore new forms of communication and speculate about their application to future work.