One of the most common questions an architect hears is what do you specialize in? Rather than relying on an expertise around a particular building type, we specialize in innovative design solutions tailored to each project. We have an in-depth knowledge of several program types (libraries, education spaces and workplace, among others) but we consider this to be only part of the foundation to begin design, not the core value of what we offer our clients. Rather, it is the synthesis of this foundational knowledge with the unique conditions and constraints of a given project that forms the essential design challenge. The work of Marble Fairbanks is a matrix of new buildings, building renovations, interior design, planning studies and design research combined with educational, cultural, residential, institutional, retail and workplace programs. Recent projects include Glen Oaks Branch Library, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Colman Residence Hall and Hunter College Library.